• Subject: Re: Thin Clients
  • From: "Gavin L. Rulon" <semfi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 10:36:49 -0500

I think some folks are trying to make it an issue... But after seeing it
work, IF you spend the money on a good server to run MetaFrame, you will run
Excel (for example), faster on a 486 Citrix  computer than you will on a
Pentium II... Of course people need to be aware of what kind of wiring
infrastructure they have in place... if you have 10Base-T or greater, Citrix
is going to smoke, your standard workstation.
I am mostly a PC person, but I am not going to argue with my own eyes...
and since I have Cat 5 cabling in place I can't argue with that either...
now from home when I dial up my Citrix box... obviously it is not as fast as
running excel local to the computer...
BUT I have access to all my files and it isn't unacceptable, meaning it is
still faster than my tired brain...
So my straight forward answer, Debbie, is that I do not believe there is a
drop in efficiency by using thin clients, As an administrator and an
end-user I prefer it,  but I do admit that my own humble experiences are
and it is very possible your friend has valid points, just not in my
Take Care,

----- Original Message -----
From: Debbie Panco <dpanco43@ix.netcom.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Thin Clients

> Gavin,
> Thanks for your response.  I believe the fellow whose opinion I was
> 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
> 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
> Could be just his way of thinking, ie:  PC is better than anything else.
> you feel that this is an issue with the Citrix Metaframe?
> Debbie

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