[THIN] Re: Recommendations for Thin client devices

On the flip side, I prefer to have all IE traffic in a Citrix session.
It doesn't consume extra bandwidth outside of their session. And... It
allows me to use S10s. IMO, your web filter and av/spware apps should
handle most of the risk.

Remember what you're trying to accomplish by going to thin clients. If
decentralized browsing, OS and application updates, higher cost per
device and management utilities are at the top of your list... then go
XPe. But...don't you already have all that with your PC? ;) 

I realize my situation doesn't apply to everyone else's, but everyone
should still think about why you are going to thin clients in the first
place when deciding which ones to get.



Roger Riggins   
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Lutheran Services in Iowa 
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Subject: [THIN] Re: Recommendations for Thin client devices

The benefit to a native browser mainly depends on how locked-down and
high-maintenance you want your environment to be.  With the write
filter enabled on XPe thin clients, you can feel a bit better about
giving your users the ability to browse a bit more freely.

If you maintain a locked-down Desktop / Published Apps environment,
then you have to be prepared to either assume more risk (as one
spyware infection can take out a whole server) or spend a lot more
time adding approved sites to whatever your control mechanism is (GPO
or the like) when users complain that a site doesn't work.

-- Durf

On 3/29/07, Matt Kosht <matt.kosht@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> What's the advantage of using XPe vs. CE or Linux?  It seems like the
> clients have to have so much more resources (and are priced
> accordingly)?
>
> What is the benefit of having a native web browser on the thin client?
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