• Subject: Re: Thin Clients
  • From: "Roger Pence" <rp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 10:13:50 -0500

Rob--

Qualify "great performance." How many concurrent users? What configuration
is the server?

rp


----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Berendt <rob@dekko.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, 20 September, 1999 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: Thin Clients


> Roger,
>
> The dumb terminal/browser was our original game plan.  But were about
> to go nuts with Citrix.  Great performance!
>
>
>
>
>
> rp@rogerpence.com on 09/17/99 09:02:58 PM
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com@Internet
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com@Internet
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> Subject: Re: Thin Clients
>
> Jon--
>
> > 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.
> Nonsense! What Java applications? What Java app exists today to rationally
> take the place of MS Office? The thin client model where Java does
> everything at the desktop, the thin client model that Dr. Frank so wildly
> went off the deep end about in 1996, is hardly any closer to reality today
> than it was then.
>
> > 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.
> Betcha a hundred bucks most are buying then as a replacement for dumb
> terminals that can run a browser!
>
> rp
>
>
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