• Subject: Re: Thin Clients
  • From: "Gavin L. Rulon" <semfi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 15:57:22 -0500

Debbie,
IMHO, I would have to agree AND disagree.
agree part:
thin clients were a Huge buzz word a few years ago, and now that buzz has
subsided.
If he was referring to Citrix Winframe I would say they did Not perform
well,
disagree part:
however, Citrix has come out with MetaFrame, and many of the issues that
Network Folks talked to me about the WinFrame are not problems with
MetaFrame...
Our connections hardly ever drop out... (I think once in 6 months and that
was when I was fiddling with an Intel Switch).. our AS/400 connections are
very nice, no trouble at all.. and I had a lot of trouble with Client
Access... As a Network Admin, I have 1 place to upgrade software... I just
added something this week that one person wanted and was a good idea for
all, so now, after about 2 minutes of loading, all our users have access to
it.. instead of going around to everyone's system, (and a lot of those are
remote).
As for Support, we have more support now than there was when Thin Client was
a Buzz word... so I would have to seriously disagree on that... More and
More MCSE's are learning that MCSE doesn't help unless you bring something
else to the table... a lot of them are turning to Citrix Certification for
that something extra...
So I guess I disagree more than I agree...
Thin Clients are a wonderful asset to a Network Admin, who has A LOT more to
do than just Networking... (i.e. RPG II (yuck) program fixes...**S**)

HTH,
Gavin
MCSE, CNE, MCP+I, CIP (this part is a blatant self-promotion, so you might
feel that I am, at least a little, educated on this stuff... **G**)



----- Original Message -----

> I got an interesting response to my question about thin clients.  The
> responding individual feels that thin clients are on their way out.  His
> opinion is that they don't perform well over all and that they are not
well
> supported.  Can anyone agree with or dispute this opinion?
>
> Debbie


+---
| This is the Midrange System Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: david@midrange.com
+---

This thread ...

Follow-Ups:
Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].