Thin Clients Clearly Explained

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A thin client is a Network Computer that runs Windows programs, providing the infrastructure that enables an Intranet to reach its full potential. The benefits of thin client computers are the comparatively low cost and the ability to manage these machines centrally, providing convenience and efficiency. Employees who need computers but don't use them intensively can use thin clients to access corporate databases and corporate publishing through a Web browser, for email, for word processing, and even for GroupWare. This is a straightforward book that will be useful to officers, executives, supervisors, and many others who wish to implement and use thin clients on an Intranet.

* Informs network administrators how to deploy, use, maintain, and upgrade thin clients on their networks
* Emphasizes WinFrame (thin clients) using Windows software, along with coverage of how dual clients can use Java
* Features both Windows terminals and network computing devices
* Explains why thin clients are more a software system than a hardware system

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Thin clients are network computers, NetPC's, or Windows-based terminals that rely on servers for application and processing power. Simplified administration, ease of software maintenance, and substantial monetary savings are just a few of the benefits that thin clients provide, at little to no significant performance loss when compared to the desktop. With the enormous expense that providing desktops to individual employees represents, companies are increasingly looking to thin clients to provide relief from administrative and financial headaches. Thin clients have become a permanent fixture on the network landscape, and are poised for even greater growth as companies such as Microsoft jump on the thin client bandwagon by introducing Windows NT Terminal Server and building thin client operating software into Windows 2000.

This is a comprehensive guide to thin client technology: how to deploy, use, maintain, and upgrade thin clients on networks. In a straightforward, jargon-free style, the expert authors teach you how to use thin clients to reduce software maintenance, minimize network administration, and save money.

  • Unbiased coverage of software options
  • Extensive discussion of Citrix software, which enables the use of Windows programs via intranets and the Intranet
  • Thorough coverage of Java programming, such as the hugely successful Applix Anyware office software
  • Not limited in focus to large businesses
  • Ideal for anyone interested in implementing and using thin clients

About the Author:

A former board member and Education Director of the North Bay Multimedia Association, Joseph T. Sinclair founded the first Internet SIG in the San Francisco Bay Area and developed the first gourmet food store on the Web in 1994. Since then he has written four books about Internet technology. His interest in typography predates his first use of a computer for business in 1981, and he has used digital typography extensively since 1988 when the first robust typographical programming became available for DOS. He has used multimedia authoring programs since 1992 and is an expert int text-based multimedia authoring, including Web authoring. He currently covers Web technology for the Multimedia Reporter and is a Web developer. In the fall of 1996, IDG published Joseph Sinclair's book Creating Cool Web Databases, co-authored with Carol McCullough, and AP Pro published his book Intranet v. Lotus Notes, co-authored with David Hale. In the spring of 1997, Hayden published his book Java Web Magic, co-authored with Lee Callister. In the winter of 1998 Charles River Media published his book Developing Web Pages with TV HTML and AP Pro will publish his book Typography on the Web in the summer of 1998.

Mr. Merkow is currently a business systems analyst at the American Express network center in Phoenix. He has worked in various network and software engineering positions at both American Express andAllied-Signal Aerospace. His past positions include senior software engineer, program control engineer, and programming project leader. Healso operated his own software development company for seven years. Mr. Merkow holds the Certified Computing Professional in Management(CCP) designation.

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