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Found a $200 thin client
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Jim Kinney
2014-05-24 13:10:10 UTC
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http://www.provantage.com/shuttle-ds437~7SHCO0JP.htm

This seems to have enough horsepower to be full desktop for most K12 needs
but as a TC it can certainly handle running some local apps like firefox
and tux math. At $195 it looks like a great new device. Add in that it
fanless and designed for commercial use as digital signage, it should
survive a school environment.
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Terrell Prude' Jr.
2014-05-28 23:29:30 UTC
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OK, that looks pretty cool, and dual-core, too. Integrated Intel
graphics isn't the "31337 g4m0rz" speediest, but it does the job, and it
sure is supported well by X11 and the Linux kernel.

Thanks for the heads-up, Jim!

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http://www.provantage.com/shuttle-ds437~7SHCO0JP.htm
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This seems to have enough horsepower to be full desktop for most K12
needs but as a TC it can certainly handle running some local apps like
firefox and tux math. At $195 it looks like a great new device. Add in
that it fanless and designed for commercial use as digital signage, it
should survive a school environment.
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James P. Kinney III
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Jim Kinney
2014-05-29 00:34:07 UTC
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Once I get approval to buy more toys, I plan to get one. It would make a
decent "chubby" client (pxe boot to NFS mounted root and /home) for all
local apps.
I just grabbed a quad Opteron16-core 32G ram 1U server from eBay ($805 with
shipping!) for large scale TC testing as virtual machines. Wife is a tad
miffed right now :-)
Post by Terrell Prude' Jr.
OK, that looks pretty cool, and dual-core, too. Integrated Intel
graphics isn't the "31337 g4m0rz" speediest, but it does the job, and it
sure is supported well by X11 and the Linux kernel.
Thanks for the heads-up, Jim!
--TP
http://www.provantage.com/shuttle-ds437~7SHCO0JP.htm
This seems to have enough horsepower to be full desktop for most K12
needs but as a TC it can certainly handle running some local apps like
firefox and tux math. At $195 it looks like a great new device. Add in that
it fanless and designed for commercial use as digital signage, it should
survive a school environment.
--
--
James P. Kinney III
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain
at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail.
It won't fatten the dog.
- Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain
* http://heretothereideas.blogspot.com/
<http://heretothereideas.blogspot.com/> *
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Jeff Siddall
2014-05-29 01:14:50 UTC
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Post by Jim Kinney
http://www.provantage.com/shuttle-ds437~7SHCO0JP.htm
Interesting. Your Shuttle box got me looking which turned up some even
cheaper options (potentially anyway, depending on your case/PS requirements:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157498

That one is mini-ITX and has 2 video outputs (HDMI/VGA).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157514

This one has triple video but is uATX.

While both of those are a bit slower than the 1037u they also take less
power.

Nice to see a good variety of Intel fanless motherboards with linux
support available for cheap ($60) again.

Jeff

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