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Old 11-13-2002, 01:42 AM   #1
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Project ideas?


Hi there!
I was thinking if someone could help me on choosing a Project application for my Linux Project. Well as of now, I'm thinking of utilizing ** Linux database servers, file-servers and its FTP servers **, to come up with some sort of application incorporating all the three.

But till date, I seem to go now where. Could any of you suggest any potential applications. Btw I aint no Linux guru. Frankly speaking I'm doing Linux for the first time at the uni level. And yes its gonna be a group project.

Any ideas

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 11-13-2002, 04:54 AM   #2
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How about linux as a thin client?
 
Old 11-13-2002, 05:24 AM   #3
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How about linux as a thin client?
Hmmmf! Whats a thin client?
 
Old 11-13-2002, 06:36 AM   #4
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Come on CyberDrake, I'm sure you can get http://www.google.com even in Tora Bora.

I'll give you a clue - you remember those old 'blinkenlights' mainframes? The lights have gone and the boxes are smaller but it's the same principle.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 08:57 AM   #5
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As we would totally love it for people to search more often for answers, we shouldn't tell them to go search google.com everytime. This is a place for newbies, so they are gonna have questions.
This site is a big database of knowledge and answers, I would hate for anyone doing a search even here to find a thread and then it just ends up telling them to go to google.com.
Is it so hard to give a short answer then mention maybe another site to seek answers.. ??

Here is a simple definition of what a thin client does:
In client/server applications, a client designed to be especially small so that the bulk of the data processing occurs on the server.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 09:42 AM   #6
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Main server:
Big machine that does lots of processing, and takes instructions of what to process from the thin clients.

Thin clients:
Smaller machines that do not have very much processing power themselves, and instead pass their instructions over a network to the main server, which does the processing and then sends the results back to the client.

Uses:
In schools, lets say, you could have a main server that does all the hardwork and stores all the programs, and lots of thin clients that are effectively only monitors, keyboards and mice. All the graphics work is done over a network, all the processing is done over the network. Some applications that might need to be run quickly could possibly be 'downloaded' (installed) from the server onto the client machine as and when it's needed (and presuming that the thin clients have local storage methods, such as a harddisk) and then run locally, possibly.

Really, the scope for 'what is a thin client' is quite big. It can range from a middle-range server and quality clients, to superb servers and crappy clients... but their effectiveness may be equal - it all depends on the setup and use!

And now I'll stop my crazy ramblings.
 
  


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