Advice needed Best Thin Client for local apps
I built a small PC, but it's powerful enough to use with DRBL, not
just thin clients. Here were the parts:
It seems to be pretty darned speedy, doesn't use a lot of power, and
the case fan is fairly quiet. Once you add shipping, it's right around
$200, and you have to put it together, but buying parts means you can
get a lot of computer power fairly cheaply. I mean, throw a hard drive
and optical drive in this thing and it's more powerful than the model
my district buys and considerably cheaper.
I wish someone made a cheap little case for people who didn't intend
to put in hard drives and optical drives, but once you get to
MicroATX, they leave enough room for a whole computer.
On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM, john <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We're getting ready to move to Ubuntu Lucid LTS primarily for local
> apps. However we'll need to replace our current generation of thin
> clients (ntavo 6020's). We're in the market for the best performing
> TC's we can find ideally for under 300.00.
> I've tested the eeebox pc with 1.6 ghz atom processor and 1 ghz ram.
> It seems to work well, but we've had complaints from other testers
> that it freezes on them. It also doesn't obey our local shutdown
> scripts. Also I believe it uses the system ram to drive the video
> and I'd prefer to have dedicated memory for that.
> In short I'd be interested in finding a compact 2 core TC with 2 gigs
> ram with a well supported video card that didn't cannibalize system
> ram to run.
> I see Asus makes a dual core version of the eeebox (ASUS Eee Box
> EB1501-W0167 Intel Atom ) but the price is nearly 500.00. At that
> point we sort of lost the whole pricing rational for using thin
> Any advice folks could share would be appreciated!
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