[Novalug] Wyse and SUSE Linux on thin clients
vrman49 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 11:00:46 EDT 2007
On 8/7/07, Kevin Chin <kevinchin5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> More interesting news from Linux World...
> Not sure if you guys are keeping up with the interesting dynamics in this
> space, but it's pretty cool from my perspective (Novell guy). It was
> announced yesterday that Wyse (manufacturer of thin client devices) is
> working with SUSE Linux Enterprise to "bring the next generation of
> Linux-based thin clients to market".
> For those who are looking for a way to get Linux introduced into your
> Windows-heavy environments, especially when it comes to "the desktop"...
> thin clients (running Linux) make for a very compelling and relatively
> inexpensive price/performance option. And because of the nature of thin
> client model, you can get past alot of the typical objections to Linux on
> the desktop in the corporate environment. Maybe a way to subtlety get Linux
> in your environment?
> Granted, thin clients are typically used for specific types of users
> (transactional or fixed-function - call centers, bank tellers, etc.) and not
> the general purpose knowledge worker, but I know of some organizations who
> are even considering the general and remote users as well.
I tossed MS off all of my desktops in 2003 by using Wyse ThinClients.
Back then it was WT1200LE and more recently S10. These models run
the Wyse O.S. not Linux ... but at least it isn't MS. I have more then 100
deployed both local and remote and have no problems running any
Once correctly setup, it is a breeze to do Server and Network Admin
from your Linux box. I completely control local and remote operations
from my nw8240 laptop running Linux. That includes Alpha VMS, MS
Win, Linux servers (just sneaking them in now), and Cisco products.
The best part of ThinClients is maintenance and security. No MS patches
and no way for users to get cute.
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