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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 company has been #1 in thin-client market share for the last seven years, and has been named Microsoft "Embedded Partner of the Year" for three years running.
Both models come ready to run seamlessly in any LTSP thin-client deployment, taking advantage of the power, robustness and cost-effectiveness of Linux.
These workstations, based on HP's award winning thin-client technology, will feature the advanced Linux-based thin-client technology of the Linux Terminal Server Project," said Greg Schmidt, Product Marketing Manager, HP Personal Systems Group.
Rapport for Wyse greatly increases the ease of manageability as one person centrally manages the complete thin-client network throughout the company's seven worldwide locations from one management server.
The company has been #1 in thin-client market share for the last six years, and has been named Microsoft "Embedded Partner of the Year" for three years running.
The Winterm 5125XE provides a powerful, reliable low-cost thin-client offering to run server-based UNIX, Linux and Java applications.
As a growing number of our customers demand open source applications, we have increased their thin-client options.
Based on Windows CE, it is the only tablet thin client managed by Rapport for Wyse, the industry standard in thin-client management software, which empowers IT staff to manage all Wyse thin clients from a single centralized location, reducing IT management costs and complexities and sparing non-technical staff from any need to update or maintain their mobile device.
The company has been #1 in thin-client market share for the last five years, and has been named Microsoft "Embedded Partner of the Year" for three years running.
Our customers report very rapid return from their thin-client investment, usually in the same quarter.
The Winterm 3820TX wireless tablet thin-client ensures that critical data and software are stored on the server, not the device, which allows mobile users the highest level of security.
With our Wyse thin-client solution, we've eliminated virtually all of the challenges that we used to face at the desktop level," said Rob Lawrence, senior systems engineer of information technology at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.