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RE: [K12OSN] new win xp thin client from MS



Am I failing to understand something?  I can now upgrade my old beater which
runs badly on Win9x/ME to run really badly on cut down XP?

I've been relegating the 9X beasts (with pared down OSs) to be terminals of
W2xxx terminal servers which gives them reasonabe to excellent performance.  I
figure this is a good state for them to stay in until they expire. 

Now I can spend more money to "upgrade" and get worse performance as stand
alone machines.  Alternatively I can continue to use the machines as terminals
which gives me no advantage over what I've already got.  

I think the real purpose of these MSofferings is to confuse the thin client
market --especially segments who do not have a clear understanding of what a
real thin client is and its real advantages.  The "U" in FUD.

Good luck Redmond!



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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Doug Simpson <simpsond leopards k12 ar us>
To: "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:35:09 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] new win xp thin client from MS

> On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 09:31, Eric Brown wrote:
> > > I wonder what they'll sell it for, $99 a seat?
> > 
> > The OS license doesn't matter so much as the CAL that you also
> > need.  With Window 2003 server, you no longer get free CALs with
> > the OS on other machines.
> 
> And, don't the CALs expire after each year? (ie - management 
> nightmare in a year or two. . .!)
> 
> > 
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