thin client

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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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In addition, Citrix and Microsoft recently reached an agreement of approximately $175 million in which Microsoft licensed technology from Citrix to develop its own multi-user version of Windows NT Server 4.0, now marketed in June 1998 as Microsoft Windows Terminal Server (WTS).
In addition, InTouch 7.11 supports Windows Terminal Services and Terminal Services Advanced Client, providing users with the easier deployment, lower cost and centralized maintenance aspects of thin client InTouch versions.
When NCs started to find use for such applications as reservations, point-of-sale, and order entry, Microsoft responded with a thin-client solution based on its Windows Terminal Server and multiuser technology from Citrix Systems of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ford said the new software, called JBridge, would allow a multi-user system with the standard NT OS, rather than using the customer to use Windows Terminal Server.
This is especially useful in Windows Terminal Server environments where multiple users run Stonefield Query on the same server at the same time.
The release 6.3 is built on the feature set of Wyse Linux V6 that includes support for server-managed applications through Citrix MetaFrame and Microsoft Windows Terminal Server Edition, VPN security, Firefox web browser, local terminal emulation, and support for local printers and USB removable drives, the company claims.
* Native Access Modules: Users can now directly access server-based applications, such as Windows Terminal Services and Cittix applications, without any client download or additional configuration.
It permits access to e-mail and other Web-enabled or Windows Terminal Services applications from any PC running a standard browser, or to client/server applications from a client PC such as a laptop, remote desktop PC or home computer.
The five areas are networking and systems infrastructure, messaging and collaboration systems using Exchange, distributed systems management, Windows terminal server, and the global financial services industry.
(which also coined the term 'thin client/server'), and is also being introduced by Microsoft's 'Hydra' Windows Terminal Server product.
* Tunable memory allocation during start up for Windows Terminal Server environments.
TimePortal enables Windows Terminal Server and Citrix Metaframe environments to support multiple time zones so that users in different countries or time zones can have local time on their desktop instead of the server's system time.