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Re: Thin Client




On Sun, 2017-03-26 at 18:25 +0100, Brian wrote:
> 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?
> 
Brian, can you let me know where you buy your thin clients from?
The source I've found is 20 GBP for second hand.

David.