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Thin Clients really work

A week or so ago I was in Linz, Austria, to do a little report for GNOME Journal about the Pangea internet/multimedia centre for immigrants and refugees. I was really surprised at the performance of GNOME using very old PCs as thin clients with a regular new PC as the server. They seemed as fast as new PCs.

A couple of issues came up:

I was a bit confused when arriving in Linz this time. Last time I was there, it had a vaguely eastern-european-style makeshift train station, but I suddenly found myself inside a multi-level shiny metal and glass complex. The tram used to be across the street but I couldn't find the street anymore. I followed the signs, and eventually figured out that I was indeed in Linz.

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