[THIN] Re: Recommended Thin Clients

  • From: "Steve Greenberg" <steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:38:11 -0700

I agree but the problem is if you NEED certain features in the client you
have to do to Windows, for example, the Xen Desktop, Desktop Receiver
client, for advanced USB support it has to be the Windows client, etc.......

What I don't understand is why they can't create some kind of hardened
Embedded windows that can't be hacked or wormed or virus. On one of our big
projects we turned on the first Windows Embedded TC's and within minutes
they were infected!!!


Steve Greenberg
Thin Client Computing
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-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Matt Kosht
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:18 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Recommended Thin Clients

Caution - unsolicited 2 cents follows...
Never regretted going to Linux based thins here. They boot up in
nothing flat, require no real patches (other than ICA client), perform
better with less expensive hardware. You couldn't pay me to run
Windows on a thin. Defeats the whole purpose by having something that
needs constant care and feeding. Might as well run a PC with XP/Vista
on it at that point IMO.

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ours were scannable and we patched them regularly.  HP was pretty good
about
> releasing patches within a day or two for the things that applied to the
> device.  a patch tuesday releasing 8 MS patches might result in two or
three
> patches for XPe.
>
> XPe was a giant pain.  I hated it.
>
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Steve Snyder <kwajalein@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> yeah, sure, whatever. :)
>>
>> I can and have patched them and I probably should, but they're
unscannable
>> so there's really no one bugging me too to do it.
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Minero, Hector B CIV NSWCDD, K55
>> <hector.minero@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Steve:
>>> But, you still have to patch them, right?
>>>
>>>
>>> _______________________________
>>> Hector Minero
>>> NSWCDD K55
>>> Ph:(540)653-8859
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>>> Behalf Of Steve Snyder
>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:14 PM
>>> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [THIN] Re: Recommended Thin Clients
>>>
>>> That sounds vaguely familiar :)
>>>
>>> We're using the same HP TCs as Greg for some odd reason, one nice thing
>>> about them is they come with Sygate installed and active, so the
advantages
>>> that you seek with neolinux (as we did) you also get with the HPs. i.e.
-
>>> your IA guy can't see them  :D
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 5:03 AM, Minero, Hector B CIV NSWCDD, K55
>>> <hector.minero@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'm trying to stay away from XPe because of the patching.
>>>> We tried a Neolinux client a few months ago and we had a lot of trouble
>>>> with CACs.  When you took the card out, the system would lock (as it
>>>> should), but then you could not unlock it.  It was like the it could
not
>>>> detect the card again.
>>>>
>>>> Has anyone used the Wyse Thin OS Thin clients?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> _______________________________
>>>> Hector Minero
>>>> NSWCDD K55
>>>> Ph:(540)653-8859
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>>>> Behalf Of Greg Reese
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:26 AM
>>>> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [THIN] Re: Recommended Thin Clients
>>>>
>>>> HP's will do it.  i have used them with a CAC and they work fine.  HP
>>>> bought Neoware and those models are now featured in the HP lineup. 
their
>>>> Neolinux client works with CAC although it is sensitive to the readers
you
>>>> use.  I deployed a lot of T5270's running XPe.  We had issues, but not
with
>>>> CAC.
>>>>
>>>> Greg
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Minero, Hector B CIV NSWCDD, K55
>>>> <hector.minero@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi all, we're looking to replace our Wyse 941G TCs with newer ones.
>>>>> They've been really good TCs; the only thing I hate is patching
Windows XP
>>>>> embedded.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm looking to replace them with Linux TCs or any other OS that is
>>>>> pretty secure and does not require much patching.
>>>>> The TCs are automatically configured to launch an ICA Desktop session
>>>>> to our Citrix servers.  Another requirement is that they must support
CACs
>>>>> (Smart Cards)
>>>>>
>>>>> Any recommendations?
>>>>>
>>>>> _______________________________
>>>>> Hector Minero
>>>
>>
>
>
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