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Fat Client and Thin Client

Compare and contrast fat client and thin client concepts. What are the pros and cons of each? Give examples to support your answer.

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A thin client is a client computer or client software in client-server architecture networks which depends primarily on the central server for processing activities, and mainly focuses on conveying input and output between the user and the remote server. Meanwhile, a thick client or rich client is a computer in client-server architecture networks which typically provides rich functionality independently of the central server. A thick client still requires at least periodic connection to a network or central server, but is often characterized by the ability to perform many functions without that connection.

An example of thin client solution would be a classroom environment. Each thin client is assigned to the student, with every software they used dependent on the server. They also have no access to peripherals like USB to store their work. Their ...

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