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A ‘stripped’ personal computer designed specifically to be a client in a client/server network—which holds minimal software and data locally, and obtains software and data as needed from servers

thin client

A computer linked to others within a network that does not have its own disc drive and relies heavily for its function on a central server.
See: fat client
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The "olden days" for Hudson Falls date back a scant six years, before Partch discovered thin clients at a National Education Computing Conference.
He adds that thin clients work well for colleges and universities because these organizations rarely need to deliver maximum services to all of their constituents.
The TECO Thin Client TR5670-XPe, available immediately and worldwide, weighs just 3.
HP Thin Clients are ideal access devices for traditional server-based computing, as well as HP CCI and the HP Virtual Desktop Infrastructure The company has grown faster than its closest two competitors in the thin client market for the past three years.
Wyse's secure, managed Winterm thin clients help government agencies maximize IT budgets and minimize the risk of unauthorized access to mission-critical information.
With the affordability, reliability, and security of Devon IT server-based computing solutions, businesses have the opportunity to examine how a thin client computing model can help increase their returns on technology investments.
Businesses that want to deploy thin clients quickly and only need access to Windows, browser-, or server-based applications, can deploy the NetVista Linux Express pre-configured with software based on Turbolinux 7.
IGEL Technology, the world's fastest growing major thin client vendor, today announced the most competitively priced Windows XPe based thin client, the IGEL-2510 XP Smart.
Nasdaq:NWRE) provides enterprises throughout the world with thin client computing devices, software that turns PCs into thin clients, and services that adapt thin client technology to virtually any enterprise computing environment.
Devon IT today announced the availability of SafeBook[TM], the thin client notebook.
Devon IT, a leading provider of thin client terminals and server-centric computing products and services, announced today the availability of ThinManage2(TM), the latest version of its thin client management software.
Rather than add more staff to support increased technology, schools can take advantage of thin client technologies that reduce the number of hours it takes to support each machine and improve reliability while giving students the same desktop experience.