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Doubts about thin and fat clients

 
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Hi,

What is better? Thin clients or fat clients? Or it depends on the situation?
A rich page on a web application, built with Ajax, is considered to be a fat or a thin client? Is a fat client when you have to install something on the client's machine?
A thick client is the same as a fat client?


 
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Originally posted by Rogerio Kioshi:
Hi,

What is better? Thin clients or fat clients? Or it depends on the situation?



Depends on the situation.

]Originally posted by Rogerio Kioshi:

A rich page on a web application, built with Ajax, is considered to be a fat or a thin client?



No, Ajax only helps in making communication with the Server as seamless as possible but the server still does much of the heavy lifting.

]Originally posted by Rogerio Kioshi:

Is a fat client when you have to install something on the client's machine?
A thick client is the same as a fat client?



Yes, like the Flash Player or the Java Plugin for running applets...

Yes, Thick = Fat.
[ November 04, 2008: Message edited by: Paul Michael ]
 
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Also, have a look at the 2 tier architecture versus the three tier architecture.
 
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