Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on May 06, 2004 04:06 AM
Um, I think you missed something. The previous poster seemed to be referring to www.ltsp.org which runs on any breed of linux (Red Hat, Debian, Mandrake, Suse, Peanut etc.) I don't see where there is any lock-in in that.
The other part of your post makes sense, except for one thing. Usually there is an administrative factor with individual desktops that is nearly removed from the thin client model. That's an ongoing time cost, not a hardware cost, and it is legislated by the environment.
It appears that the linux distro that these guys put togeather brought that administration headache down to a level they were comfortable with. However, from my experience, I would guess that the previous poster would probably be correct about the lowered costs by using the thin client model.