Sun Ray - Thin Clients at the Speed of Light
By ColmSmyth on Dec 09, 2004
It's great to see Sun Ray now available for broadband. Folks who know SunRay thin clients tend to like their instant boot, solid state electronics (no moving parts, no disks), silence (a room full of Sun Rays is eerily quiet, nice if you're in a shared office, a call centre or a library), cool-ness (use minimal power, generate negligible heat) and their statelessness (if anyone steals a Sun Ray, they take no data; the flip side is that you can walk from one Sun Ray to another and instantly get back your desktop session by just inserting a card - check out our Mary packing her "laptop" - that's right, that little card is all she needs to access her desktop).
But now you can get all that, and take your Sun Ray home or on the road. Secure, low-cost, centrally managed computing and storage - simplicity itself. You might not believe it until you've seen it, and once you've seen it, you may not want to go back to managing your own desktop.
As someone who just last week had the distinct non-pleasure of trying to retrieve all the data I could from my laptop hard drive (ok tell me, who actually manages to do backup often enough that they don't lose some data? ;), not to mention fighting spyware from the time I used Internet Explorer on Windows, I'm seriously considering switching to SunRay full time; life really is too short to fight the problems of a thick client laptop.
Update: mere minutes after posting this earlier, a fellow Sun blogger Paul Rogers has another tale of woe about a laptop. And they can affect fertility too? ;)