bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Mon Oct 27 14:13:40 UTC 2008
> Mark Haney wrote:
>> Wade Smart wrote:
>>> 20081027 0718 GMT-6
>>> A short while back I posted some questions about using Thin Clients at
>>> the local school. That fizzled out. I received a email this morning from
>>> the school wanting to know if I could setup a multi-station lab like
>>> what is in this email.
>>> The second link tells about what they are doing.
>>> This is just what I was talking about - right?
>>> Just done only in one location and district wide.
>> I fail to see how this is different from a thin-client solution. At
>> least in it's basic elements. You are still using a single machine to
>> provide desktops to other systems. They claim:
> This is completely different. (And maybe better)
> A traditional thin client solution would still require some kind of
> computer at each station, even if that 'computer' is simply running some
> built in X client.
> This multi-station is just a way of connecting multiple monitors,
> keyboards and mice to 1 computer.
> In my experience, given the sheer volume of old discarded computers, a
> school can much more cheaply build a lab of thin clients consisting
> mostly of used computers that would otherwise be de-comishioned.
> The multi-station idea, however, will likely be less expensive on the
> electricity bill.
Wasn't there a hardware card that let you do this with cat5 cable from a
host PC and some specialized software?
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