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

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
If he was referring to Citrix Winframe I would say they did Not perform
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
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
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**)

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
> supported.  Can anyone agree with or dispute this opinion?
> Debbie

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