• Subject: RE: Thin Clients
  • From: "Debbie Panco" <dpanco43@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 08:35:37 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

Gavin,

Thanks for your response.  I believe the fellow whose opinion I was speaking
of had more of an issue with the actual performance for the end user.  His
thought was that having the processing done on a server and having to then
transfer just the screen to the end user, was a detriment to the processing
while having all of the processing done right on the pc was much more
efficient.  He is of course a PC person versus a midrange/mainframe person.
Could be just his way of thinking, ie:  PC is better than anything else.  Do
you feel that this is an issue with the Citrix Metaframe?

Debbie


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Gavin L. Rulon
> Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 4:57 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Thin Clients
>
>
> 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
>
>
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