SAQ wrote:Diego - sounds like you're looking for something similar to the Sun Ray. Unfortunately not quite $50 new, but used they can be cheap - software is another issue, though. They seem quite nice - the session follows you around.
Your discussion of the NAS thing sounds a bit similar to a diskless workstation.
Hello there, SAQ, and thanks by answering!
...I should state first that I was able to watch some first gen Sun Ray client when it was the newest thing from Sun (and if I'm not wrong, a lot before the Sun - Oracle merge) and that was -indeed- inside the office from the official distributor here in my city. Sadly I never realized that, years after such meeting, such thing could be useful for me!
When I mentioned the price differences (i.e.: U$D50.- Vs. U$D150.- and so on) I was not trying to put such thing as a limit at all, even if I would prefer something relatively cheap.
Right now some of my PC boxes pass most part of the time in a shutdown state because less and less use was discovered for them after the latest house/office moving.
So, yes... in fact my first thought was to use some kind of portable WLAN setup... something like an almost-diskless workstation with just the necessary to get running Wi-Fi and the minimum required daemons to run a remote desktop... and then, thanks to Google, noticed the link above... but as some of you noticed first, does not looks so great after some detailed review.
You know, all what I want is my session following me around this not-too-big building... and I don't want to go to the global cloud at all because right now I fail to see the benefits. So, to put it short, we are talking about some brand-new (and more powerful) PeeCee to determine, one/two average-power desktop PeeCees already at use, the good and old Octane, a couple (and not too special) NetBooks, and one/two Tablets (AINOVO NOVO7 or something like that) ...everything integrated into some nice and homogeneous WLAN, sharing same apps, same data vault, and same customizations... to begin my session from any of them! Am I asking too much?
The trick is, of course, to get only the master PeeCee acting as server all the time, using the rest only on demand and depending on needs from particular time...
...having said that, I can buy a Sun Ray 100 for cheap but with some considerable shipping&handling charges right now in my country... how good is that? Has the "Type 6 USB Keyboard" anything weird at all (i.e.: Sun's propietary firmware, altered protocol, etc.) or is it just a common keyboard/mouse set?
Thanks in advance.
All the best,