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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Thin-client devices represent a growing class of devices optimized for server-based computing.
(BRI), the authority on workstation cloning and migration since 1997 and part of the company that created the industry-leading cloning solution now known as Symantec Ghost, announced today its SoThin Thin Client software leverages server-based computing technology to help organizations prevent leakage of confidential documents such as in the current WikiLeaks case.
The cards, which have full Citrix and VMware virtualisation support with the unique IGEL 'one click' virtual PC appliance mode, allow customers to quickly and easily configure their old PCs to a new server-based computing or virtual desktop environment.
Tarantella Inc has now closed its acquisition of New Moon Software Inc, and is aiming to unsettle server-based computing software king Citrix Systems Inc, according to founder and CEO, Doug Michels.
(BRI), the authority on workstation cloning and migration since 1997 and part of the company that created the industry-leading cloning solution now known as Symantec Ghost, announced today it will be the exclusive distributor (outside the UK) of SoThin software solutions, a suite of software products focusing on the conversion of desktops to work as enablers for server-based computing technologies.
SANRAD, a provider of storage virtualisation, storage management and disaster recovery solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with AppSpeed, a value-added distributor specialising in virtualisation and server-based computing solutions, in the UK.
"We're just glad to see Compaq acknowledge the importance of server-based computing," said Dean Prelazzi, director of marketing at GraphOn.
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Citrix says that interest in centralized server-based computing remains strong, and that its business is being driven by demand for larger server setups.
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