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thin client

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(Computer Science) computing a computer on a network where most functions are carried out on a central server. See thick client
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Since pilot testing 50 of the devices, he's added hundreds more and has drafted additional hundreds of aging "fat clients"--Macs and PCs already in Hudson Falls' classrooms--for his thin client revolution.
As Williams implies, the concept behind thin client computing is, at its core, reductionism on a large scale (see "Thin Clients: A History," page 25).
Our business has grown several fold since 2002, and TECO has already identified significant business opportunities based on the Thin Client TR5670-XPe," said Grant Lee, general manager of TECO's IA-Division.
Recent national events have heightened the security requirements of Federal government agencies, who are increasingly deploying Wyse thin client solutions due to the devices' overall manageability and inherent security advantages over PCs," said David Bachman, Federal manager at Wyse Technology.
has announced that IBM's new NetVista N2200 Thin Client Linux Express and IBM's newest, most powerful thin client, the N70 will be deployed with the Turbolinux 7 operating system.