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Windows 7 Embedded: Pros and Cons for use on thin clients


Most people know that there are several types of thin clients, and today in addition to choosing what brand you want to buy, you also have the choice of how "thin" you want your thin client to be and what OS you want it to run. While some vendors are talking up the benefits of so-called "zero" clients, Microsoft has just released "Windows Embedded 7," a more-or-less full version of Windows 7 that runs on a chip in a thin client terminal. This begs the question: Why would anyone want Windows 7 on a thin client? (And is that even technically a "thin client" anymore?) 

In this independent webcast, industry expert Brian Madden will dig into the new Microsoft Windows Embedded 7 thin client OS. He'll look at where it makes sense and where it's a waste of money, and he'll help you make the decision as to whether you should go for thin clients with Windows Embedded 7 or skip them for a cheaper version. (And as always, Brian will take you through his consultative way of thinking, educating you so that you can make your own decision for your own environment.)


Brian Madden Independent Industry Analyst and Blogger

Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely independent desktop virtualization expert.

He's also written several books and thousands of articles about desktop and application virtualization. His blog site,, receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. He also recently launched to address the emerging trend around the consumerization of IT.

In addition, Brian is the creator of BriForum, the premier independent application delivery technical conference.

You can follow him on twitter @brianmadden.

10ZiG Technology
27 Aug 2010

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