New offerings from self-service kiosk provider KIOSK announced. Hiring stations for Walmart are example of self-service kiosks utilizing thin clients. KIOSK is now offering customers wishing to use thin clients a complete range of manufacturers including but not limited to HP, VXL, Ncomputing, Wyse, Neoware and DTRI. Custom computing platforms such as mini-ITX from Intel ($79 retail) are available for integration.
January 2008 Archives
Units from BOSaNOVA now come with 1.5Ghz VIA cpu, built-in WiFi, Dual Video with widescreen support and PCI & PCMCIA slots. Graphics is 8X AGP processor. Also LX800 cpu now offered. XPe, Linux or CE...Nice!
From NY Times: three new thin clients from HP including new laptop with no local storage, 3G and Windows XP ($725 retail). Also the 573x with either XP or Debian. HP is forging ahead on thin clients it appears.
How-to guide written by linux admin on setting up thin client networks with Linux. Large download link at end.
Kevin Whinnery blog -- The defining characteristic of any RIA is that it has a stateful client that is (or should be) platform and browser independent. With the advent of new RIA platforms like Flex, GWT, and OpenLaszlo, developers now have all the reach of a traditional thin-client web application with many of the useful characteristics of thick-client applications, such as the ability to maintain state on the client. Is there a clear winner of the three, one toolkit that developers should focus on at the expense of the others?
Thin client solution from IGEL is integrated directly into Samsung 19" LCD. Supported protocols include ICA, RDP and VDI client. Choice of Windows or Linux (though obviously the Windows is more expensive)..
Thinclient.org got the opportunity to do a quick test of the X300 units from Ncomputing and suffice to say that we were impressed.
CLI announced that their units can now be managed via Altiris. Pretty widely used by enterprise and corporate so this is a nice feature for them to put on the table so to speak.
We've all heard about Silverlight from Microsoft but I think most of us have tagged it with the "by the time MS gets the stuff repackaged a bunch of new stuff will likely have overtaken it...". I'm pretty interested in what I can do today to build applications and if I look back historically, most of what I use today has come from more templated commodity mass adopted technology (PHP for example)than any of the at-the-time touted cool stuff I was told I'd need to be using.
Still, it's a nice writeup by this fellow and "rich" apps under browsers is definitely on my want list.
Yet another solution for 10 terminals off a single computer. This is the DiscoverStation which is 10-to-1 Appliance with 10 video heads. Looks a lot like the Miniframe solution. Plus its Linux so the Microsoft licensing is not fated to be an issue (so much). http://www.userful.com
CLI running "Bakers Dozen" special for their MT1500.