>> 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?

I'm withholding judgment until I see the capabilities and pricing of the new
Intel based boxes with hard drives. The inhibitor to Java based apps on thin
clients has been the time it takes to download the Java code, browser, or
whatever else you need to download, and the resulting sluggishness of the
application.  When you can cache this stuff on the client that changes the
picture significantly.

A lot of IBM's larger users don't seem to think they are dead either - there
have been a number of large orders recently.

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