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Thin Client / Thin Clients

A thin client may be a program or a device for the execution of thin-client application programs. Unfortunately, however, there is no precise definition (in quantifiable terms) for when the client program or device may be called a thin client or not. A thin client as an application program communicates with an application server and relies for most significant elements of its business logic on a separate piece of software, an application server, typically running on a host computer located nearby in a LAN or at a distance on a WAN or MAN: A thin client does most of its processing on a central server with as little hardware and software as possible at the user's location, and as much as possible at some centralized managed site.

Relevant Links:
Resource for Thin Client Solutions and and forums for thin client technologies
Online dictionary - Definition for Thin Client, RDP, Remote Desktop, Terminal Services
Wikipedia- The free encyclopedia
 
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RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a multi-channel protocol that allows a user to connect to a computer running Microsoft Terminal Services. RDP clients are usually available in various operating system that uses the RDP protocol to connect to a host server.

Relevant Links:
Understanding RDP from Microsoft
Open Source Remote Desktop Client
Wikipedia- The free encyclopedia
ThinSoft - Thin Clients Solutions
ThinSoft - RDP Client for Linux
ThinSoft - Multi-User RDP Client for Linux
 
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