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01:09 Aug 20, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: thin-client architecture
Texte sur le E-Business
Contexte :
With high-resolution, full-motion images and thin-client architecture, part of the Web’s uniqueness is its ability to communicate vast amounts of information vividly and complete transactions quickly.

thin-client architecture = architecture client léger ???

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naclient légerConnie Leipholz
naarchitecture à client légerVincent MAELSTAF
naarchitecture client légeraster
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne



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Whilst I cannot pretend to translate your term, I have found one or two sites which use the term in an appropriate context which will probably set you on the right track - see refs below.

Until the first quarter of 1999, it seems to have been soimething which was essentially applicable to the UNIX and mainframe worlds, not applicable to WINDOWS. That changed in the beginning of 1999 :


Further, the comapny SAAB seems to have seduced by this internet infrastructure for business-critical applications as it helps to increase production and reduce costs, making for happier clients. It allows access to legacy applications via a web browser.

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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architecture client léger

Dans les architectures client - serveur, un client léger est le poste utilisateur
où se trouve la partie "cliente" du logiciel. Un "client léger" est un logiciel "client" peu gourmand en ressources. La majeure partie du processus étant pris en charge par le serveur.

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architecture à client léger

"thin client" = client léger

Source : dictionnaire encyclopédique bilingue de la micro-informatique

Microsoft Press (1998)

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client léger

client léger CORRECT, MASC

OBS – Ordinateur client qui ne comprend que très peu de logiciels et qui doit faire appel au serveur pour presque toutes ses fonctions

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