Re: Thin Client
On Sun 26 Mar 2017 at 12:23:04 -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 04:22:47PM +0100, David wrote:
> > > It looks like a 256MB RAM 400 MHz Pentium. Performance will be
> > > absolutely terrible compared to a $200 Chromebook converted over
> > > to Linux.
> > >
> > > That said, there's nothing preventing you from trying. Set up a
> > > standard PXE netboot and look for problems.
> > >
> > > -dsr-
> > Thank you for the replies.
> > Brian, the URL's give useful information.
> > Dan, I'm not looking for desktop performance, I need a small and
> > economical to run 'box' where I need to leave a machine running 24
> > hours a day.
> > I currently have 4 Raspberry Pi's, 2 as DNS servers and 2 as Syslog
> > servers, I plan to try a thin client for this type of application.
> I don't see why you wouldn't use another Raspberry for this,
> given their reasonable power draw and the fact that you already
> have experience with them.
Although a Raspberry Pi is not particularly expensive, the 15 GBP
I paid for a brand new thin client was an attraction. It acts as
a print server. Do you want a list of printer manufacturers who do
not support Linux on the ARM architecture?