Week 3 DQ 2 - Fat Client- (Also called rich client) is a...

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Fat Client- (Also called rich client) is a client (pc) in a client-server architecture that largely functions independently of the server. In other words, fat clients are characterized by their ability to perform most tasks without a connection, though not without some periodic connection. It is because of this fact that fat clients can be advantageous. Since the client does most of the work, cheaper servers can be used without sacrificing time or quality. Also a constant connection is not required so the system can work offline and because higher performance PCs are needed more media rich programs can be ran without consuming extensive amounts of bandwidth. Lastly fat clients are more flexible since most software is designed around pc's that have their own local resources. Thin Client- (Also called lean client) is a client (pc) in client-server architecture whose functions work dependently on the server. In other words, thin clients to try to as little as possible on the client side and as much as possible on the server side. The basic principle of thin clients is
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course UOP uop taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 3 DQ 2 - Fat Client- (Also called rich client) is a...

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