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(thin klī´&nt) In client/server applications, a client designed to be especially small so that the bulk of the data processing occurs on the server.
Although the term thin client usually refers to software, it is increasingly used for computers, such as network computers and Net PCs, that are designed to serve as the clients for client/server architectures. A thin client is a network computer without a hard disk drive, whereas a fat client includes a disk drive.
The Windows software lets users attach any USB scanner directly to their Neoware, Wyse, or other thin-client appliance, and then scan to any Windows application running on a Windows Terminal Services or Citrix server. No additional hardware is required, RemoteScan said.
This summer, in the beginning of August, HP has released a new Linux based thin client. Unlike the other models from the "t5000" line of HP thin clients which use Microsoft Windows CE as their embedded operating system, the "t5515" is based on the Linux operating system. This is also, to my knowledged, the first device that is using Xfce for its graphical user interface.
Neoware Acquires Visara's Thin Client Business
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