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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.
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32.9 921 77.5 303 Age: 25-34 28.3 2001 83.1 567 35-44 38.9 1816 80.0 706 45-54 34.7 1163 69.8 404 55 + 10.8 3344 60.5 362 Total 24.5 8328 75.4 2037 likely to own a home computer than those whose parents were among the lower educational or occupational categories.
Initially I was afraid of setting up my home computer for remote access, but so far I am pleased with the results.
These large distributors were instrumental in the rebirth of the "new" home computer marketplace, as computer specialty stores sprang up everywhere.
The methods used to access these BBSs with a home computer system and a modem may at first seem complicated.
In the NLSY97, home computer access is determined between the ages of 15 and 17 and high school graduation is measured by age 19.
The absence of significant positive effects in these more rigorous studies may reflect any of several hypothesized mechanisms associating home computer use with worsened student outcomes, including the displacement of social activities and attendant loneliness and depression, exposure to inappropriate violent, sexual, or commercial content, and physical problems, including increased obesity and injuries to the eyes, back, and wrist (Shields and Behrman 2000; Bielefeldt 2005).
Amstrad began marketing their own home computers in an attempt to capture the market from Commodore and Sinclair, with the Amstrad CPC range in 1984.
Case presenter Martin Jones said: "The couple were arrested in connection with the alleged offences of 103 indecent images of children on their home computer.
"Adults may think of computer technology as a productivity tool first and foremost, but the average kid doesn't share that perception," says Jacob Vigdor, coauthor of "Scaling the Digital Divide: Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement." Kids in middle grades are mostly using computers to socialize and play games, Vigdor adds, with clear gender divisions between those activities.
The top four necessities for those aged 18-29 years were car at 74 percent, mobile phone at 71 percent, home computer at 63 percent, and high-speed internet at 55 percent, reports Stuff.co.nz.
The voucher program boosted the likelihood of households owning a home computer by more than 50 percentage points and led to increased computer use.
Former police worker Robert Miller was given a community service order at Cardiff Crown Court after indecent pictures of children were found on his home computer