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27th August 2012, 11:35 PM #1
What hardware do you use?
I'm trying to get my budget together for next year and would like to put some shiny, new thin clients as an option since I've setup the infrastructure already for them. (currently running 30+ old reconfigured machines)
I'm curious what everyone uses for their hardware? I've seen some HP, Wyse, Axel thin clients online but not sure how they perform in an education environment.
I like the look of Axel's tiny clients but can't get anyone to get back to me about NZ distributors/pricing. I've also considered using Raspberry pi's but have zero experience with them and what it would take to make them boot off pxe.
27th August 2012, 11:45 PM #2
I dont think a PI can PXE boot.
27th August 2012, 11:56 PM #3
It can, there is a thin client project for the RPi - Raspberry Pi Thin Client project, only problem is the Microsoft licencing which is a real stumbling block.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
28th August 2012, 01:26 AM #4
Hmm someone on here told me i couldnt
Originally Posted by teejay
28th August 2012, 06:43 AM #5
There is a VMware View client which runs on the Raspberry pi if that's what you are trying to achieve (installed to sd card). If not I have had good experiences using HP TC using Windows 7 Embedded. The only wyse terminals I had used there own custom OS which I thought was awful.
28th August 2012, 10:20 AM #6
- Rep Power
Sun Ray 3i here. Very easy to manage and the terminals look great. Of course, the decent backend infrastructure is a requirement.
28th August 2012, 10:37 AM #7
10zigs here - Linux OS and Citrix VDI in a box to run the VDI end of things.
Have quite a few videos on my schools YouTube page about them - Fitzharrys School IT Department - YouTube
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