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Dell To Acquire Wyse

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  • by sheehaje (240093) on Tuesday April 03, 2012 @10:27AM (#39559825)

    Maybe Dell can finally offer an affordable thinclient. I am a big fan of their FX100, but it is priced out of range. By the time you license it and plug it in, it costs as much as a small form factor desktop. Not exactly the value customers are looking at with thin clients.

    Lately we've been using PanoLogic Zero Clients. They are basically glorified network cards in a cube. No RAM, Processor, or other overhead that is prevalent in traditional ThinCleints. They are inexpensive and have a good management tool. Its inevitable that someone buys them out at some point.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 03, 2012 @10:32AM (#39559933)

    Michael Dell should shut down the company and give the money back to the shareholders

  • by datavirtue (1104259) on Tuesday April 03, 2012 @01:41PM (#39562349)

    Suzie in Records doesn't need performance, and she doesn't need a USB pot to plug her iPod into, or a hard drive on which to install Weatherbug, or an Application Data folder in which to foothold a rootkit. She needs a fucking terminal. Why run around in circles supporting PCs with Windows and all the necessary infrastructure needed to dick with things that have nothing to do with the business. Use an application server, a terminal (thin-client), and walk away.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.