Friday, June 16, 2006

Thin Windows Vista Client? Fuggedaboutit....

If the Beta 2 Version of Windows Vista is close to reality, you can seriously can any possibilities of using old hardware lying around the house (or office) to connect to a thin-client solution such as Citrix or Microsoft's Terminal Server.

A basic installation of the Beta Version of the OS--without additional applications such as Office productivity suites or other programs--requires approximately 10 GB of disk space. When a PC with 1 GB of RAM is used, that number increases to about 15 GB (for the swap file).

Proponents of the OS may contend hardware prices have decreased in recent years to point of commoditization. But for organizations with tight budgets and numerous client PCs to deal with, the piggybank might not have enough pennies to go around for the upgrade...


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