Date Added: May 2010
Computer literacy is not negotiable for any professional in an increasingly computerized environment. Educational institutions should be equipped to provide this new basic training for modern life. Accordingly, computer labs are an essential medium for education in almost any field. Unfortunately, a computer lab is expensive, in terms of both initial purchase and annual maintenance costs, and especially when the authors want to run the latest software. Hence, research efforts addressing computer lab efficiency, performance or cost reduction would have a worldwide repercussion. In response to this concern, this paper presents a survey on thin client technology for computer labs in educational environments.