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Old 02-14-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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Wild Network Thoughts

I was thinking this morning about how I would wire a new for computer networking and decided to 'blue sky' my thoughts.

I initally started thinking about having a centrally located server with PC clients connected by ethernet, rather that having independant PCs. This thought progressed into replacing the ethernet with wireless. I then progressed into replacing the PC clients with thin clients. I then wondered about the 'old' text terminals that I used to use decades ago.

A thought crossed my mind about a "stand alone 3D capable" graphics terminals connected to a centrally located server with wireless connections (a couple of printers also connected).

Is there such an animal as a "stand alone 3d capable" graphics terminal, or am I looking at a somewhat gutted PC?

(I know that there were "internet appliances" years ago that would have come close to what I considered.)

Where is a good HOW-TO or tutorial on doing what I considered above?
Old 02-14-2005, 08:18 AM   #2
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Maybe neoware thin clients are what you're looking for.
You can open remote x-sessions on the "terminals", I've only seen such things by a client, but it seems to be well working (as a matter of fact they were running citrix but I know neoware communicates a lot about Linux solutions).
Old 02-14-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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HP makes a line of XPe terminals that have enough flash to load VNC onto them. They then function quite well as remote terminals (supporting RDC natively as well). Good for mixed environments (MS and Linux).


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