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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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VDI Blaster converts PCs into secure and centrally manageable desktop appliances, enables businesses and organizations of all sizes to realize the benefits of thin client computing, and extends capital investment of PCs.
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"The virtual client computing market has come of age in the past couple of years and is expected to approach $2.7 billion by 2015," said Al Gillen, Program VP, System Software at IDC.
In the future, many organizations will also use alternative client computing architectures for standard PCs with Windows OS, and move toward virtualization and cloud computing in the next five years.
[UKPRwire, Wed May 11 2011] Specialist Technology Distributor, SDG, has expanded its VDI solutions capabilities by sealing an agreement to add Cloud Client Computing solutions market leader, Wyse, to its EMEA portfolio.
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