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

  • From: "Scott Skrogstad" <scott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Schneider, Chad M" <CMSchneider@xxxxxxxxx>, "Schneider, Chad M" <CMSchneider@xxxxxxxxx>, thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 11:51:33 -0600

Then I would suggest the Capio NeoLinux units.  Disk space 
is not an issue and local printing is not an issue.  They 
do have limitted USB support and have a parallel port.

The nice thing about Neoware is they will send you one to 
try for 30 days for FREE...


----------------------Original message-------------------
Only thing we typically connect to them are either a 
Serial or parallel
printer on some.  I know to be sure to get a few with 
parallel for that

Interesting thought Jim.  I had not thought about the disk 
space issue, as
that is the issue we have on our current Despros, lack of 
disk for ptaches
and such, so we rebuild as DOS. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Skrogstad [mailto:scott@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 11:44 AM
To: Schneider, Chad M; thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [THIN] Assistance....those using Thin Clients 

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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