[THIN] Re: Assistance....those using Thin Clients (WYSE/Compaq)

  • From: "Scott Skrogstad" <scott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Schneider, Chad M" <CMSchneider@xxxxxxxxx>, thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 11:44:28 -0600

We use and sell the Neoware Capio product.  We have had 
great results with the NeoLinux based verions.  Very 
straight forward units and very inexpensive.  The big 
question in used a XP or XPE based unit is what devices 
are you going to attach to them,  ie.  Palm Pilots, Web 
Cams, and USB scanners.  Things like that require an XP or 
XPE operating system to get them attached and useable by 
the software.


----------------------Original message-------------------
I finally have management looking seriously at replacing 
some of our Deskpro
2000/4000's with thin clients.

Mentality up until recently was to spend a few bucks more 
and get a full PC.

Big thing I am wondering about is patching of the thin 
clients.  IE, OS,
etc.  Some machines we have rebuilt as DOS clients, which 
allows us to avoid
such client side patching.  No Virus Scan, no M$ patches, 

I see Linux thins, I see XP SP2 thins, I see CE 
thins....., Windows based
clients have IE6, now, I would assume that things like XP, 
IE, even CE would
still need patching.  If so, does the use of the 
management software make
this more feasible?

Forgive my ignorance on this issue.

Chad M. Schneider
Technology Analyst
Bemis Company, Inc.
"Just because you can, does not mean that you should."

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