There are now numerous options you can use to squeeze extra life out of old kit. or lock down and make client pc management easier without resorting to thin clients.Quote:
Originally Posted by laserblazer
Tools like DeepFreeze give you the piece of mind knowing that changes made by your users can be rolled back. While you still retain the benefits of using the processing power of your 'FAT' clients. Plus you don't have to worry about what applications you'll be able to run - so long as your PC's aren't too long in the tooth. The screen scraping technology used by the thin client protocols effectively eliminate the ability to play smooth full motion video or use applications like video editing. A lot of investment is going into technologies that try and alleviate this problem. But I'm not aware of anything thats on the market that works. Thin clients are great for internet browsing ( but not flash video), prodctivty apps and your web applications. But they aren't THE solution for every situation.