[THIN] Re: Thin client devices

Some other Thin Client devices (www.vxl.net for instance) allow to map any
USB devices (ZIP, Floppy, CD-ROM and even Pendrive or Flash key) through ICA
and RDP sessions (the USB device is detected as a local drive).

Laurent.

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part de Greg Reese
Envoyé : lundi 20 janvier 2003 18:07
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Objet : [THIN] Re: Thin client devices



the Neoware eon's with the Linux client will recognize a USB cd or  USB =
floppy drive and then  it as a drive in the ICA session.

they can always email their homework.  With a network full of diskless =
devices, a good antivirus program on your mail server will then do a =
pretty good job at keeping viruses out.

Think clients do have an OS and require some initial configuration.  =
Once one is configured, it is easy to push the config out to the rest of =
them.  Management tools are key here as John pointed out in his post.  =
It is about 30 seconds to login from a cold start if you have them =
configured right.  They don't normally automatically connect unless you =
set them up to.

Greg

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From: Rink, Jesse [mailto:JRink@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 11:43 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Thin client devices



Also, it seems that most thin client devices do NOT come with a floppy =
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drive.  That could be a problem for me since we're a school district and =
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students use disks to take homework home.  :(

Jesse Rink
Network Engineer
Whitnall School District
414-525-8461
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Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:35 AM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: Thin client devices


This is the kind of information I'm looking for yes.  $299 is a good =
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price.  I'm going to need something that ICA/RDP compatible most likely. =
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 Also, I'm assuming there's no OS on these machines right?  They boot =
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right into the ctrl-alt-del prompt of the terminal/citrix server within =
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seconds of turning them on?  Or do they first have to navigate through =
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an OS on the thin client?

I'll check out the Wyse and Neoware products.  Are there any other =3D3D
mentionables?

Jesse Rink
Network Engineer
Whitnall School District
414-525-8461
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-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Murphy [mailto:bem9127@xxxxxxxxx]=3D3D20
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:31 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Thin client devices

Depends on what your objective is.  For example.

I like the Wyse 1200LE for it's ease of use, ease of administration,
security, and cost factor.

The Wyse 1200LE runs an 500KB Unix Kernal.  This device can grab it's
config from an FTP Server and TCP/IP parameters from a DHCP Server (can
be the same box).

A typical scenario would be to setup a DHCP Server and FTP Server.
Create your config file and copy it to your FTP Server.  When the 1200LE
boots (in about 2 seconds) it grabs its TCP/IP parameters from the DHCP
Scope and the scope has information pertaining to the config file.

No information is stored on the device!

Imagine if you had to change 2000 devices...simply change the config
file.

To broaden this concept and allow multiple configs simply create
multiple directories with multiple config files.

You can define your config files to connect to a specific published
application or desktop.  You can force a login or allow the user to
input a login...

This device greatly reduces your TCO to the organization at a price
point of $299

(No-I don't work for Wyse)

Murphy


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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Rink, Jesse
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 9:38 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Thin client devices



Can someone provide me some information on how thin client devices =
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compare to one another?   I've always used PCs for thin clients running
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on top of an OS like NT or 2000.  I need to look at thin client devices
=3D3D3D but am confused as to what features/benefits some provide over =
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others.  IBM, Compaq, Wyse, etc.  I'm open to any options right now.  =
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Prices on these things seem to range from $300 to $800... What's the =3D
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major differences?  What's needed?  Thanks.


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