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Wednesday, 08 June 2011 10:00

Microsoft announces Thin PC

Written by Nick Farell
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For those who think FAT was not enough
Software giant Microsoft announced the Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) thin client operating system will be available on July 1. A release candidate has been available since March. It added that WinTPC will be supported by Microsoft's Forefront Endpoint Protection.

WinTPC uses Windows 7 and replaces the Windows XP based Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP). Vole is hoping that people who reuse old desktops and laptops as thin clients to access remote desktops or cloud-based services will dump their old software.

WinTPC will runs security, management, terminal emulation, Remote Desktop, Citrix Receiver and Web browsers. The rest is done on a server.

The software could also be used by those who want to run any of the various lightweight cloud-oriented operating systems now on the market.


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+2 #1 Decembermouse 2011-06-08 16:25
I wonder what pricing will be like for this. It seems to have some features that, say, Home Premium doesn't have, but is meant to be used on older/slower machines and is a more "locked down" version of Windows from what I've read. Wonder if I can pick up a copy on the cheap to use in a Folding rig? If it costs less than $100 it'd be worth it, does anyone know what this might end up costing?
 
 
+3 #2 Bl0bb3r 2011-06-08 16:35
It's not a available for retail... and works on a yearly subscription through MS's Software Assurance (Volume) and there was something about special licenses for non SA customers, and those went from $100/device/year. Not exactly cheap.
 

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