I was in a public library with about 50 computers, and noticed that there were no computer box associated with each monitor.
There was only a tiny box with 2 USB ports for each work station. Curious about this, I asked the librarian, and he said they use virtual pc. There is only one computer to manage all the separate workstations. I hadn't seen this before, and I have been to a lot of libraries and internet bars. Certainly, there is an obvious big cost savings (and space savings and energy savings) by having only one computer instead of 50 computers.
My questions are:
1) How widespread is this kind of use of virtual pc? It seems like a dream come true for cost savings for libraries and internet bars.
2) What are the disadvantages? It seems that if 50 people are watching videos, the one computer would not be fast enough. Also, gone is the DVD/CD romdrive.
3) Do you think there will be more of this type of setup?
4) Is there a link that gives more info on this setup that is written in easy to understand language?
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