Going on a Desktop Diet
By Michael St. Jean
This article, written by Michael St. Jean, is directed at the staff of school districts. The article is about a school district in
The terminal computers were just as innovative as well as functional. They could handle most of the necessary requirements for the students, teachers, and administration. These terminal computers also proved to use less electricity in the lab so the energy costs decreased at the school sites.
Q1: If the terminal computers are able to perform the same functions as the typical desktop computers, how would it use less energy as well as not crash the terminal server?
I think the terminal computers as well as the thin clients have the newest technology. Most of the new technology is energy efficient including light bulbs and heating systems. I don’t completely understand how the terminal computers don’t crash because it is handling all of the requests from about a hundred other computers, and at the same time!
Q2: If this saves so much money for the bankrupt school system in
Some schools get grants from local businesses like Qualcomm and IBM. Other schools get donations and do fundraising for many years to earn the money to buy new computers. But there are some school districts that do not have computers for the students to use at all so maybe the school districts don’t know this kind of technology is available.