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diminishing the enthusiasm for thin clients

German translation: weniger / geringere Begeisterung für Thin Clients

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10:44 Oct 19, 2000
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Computers: Systems, Networks
English term or phrase: diminishing the enthusiasm for thin clients
Indeed, this web-based product makes personalized support of PCs so extraordinarily easy that it will significantly reduce the cost of PC based environments. As such it could have the effect of diminishing the enthusiasm for thin clients.

[I am somewhat confused by what exactly this is trying to say with 'diminishing the enthusiasm for thin clients' - I know the meaning for thin clients, my great problem here is 'enthusiasm'. Any ideas?
Thanks all for your help.
Silvia Geissbauer
German translation:weniger / geringere Begeisterung für Thin Clients
Explanation:
I believe they are trying to say that the new internet based service (Internet basiert) for real PC workstations (für echte PC-Arbeitsplätze) within a corporation will be so easy, simple and cheap (leicht, einfach und billig) with this platform or product or whatever it is, that the corporations will no longer be so enthusiastic about / wild about / interested in (begeistert von / wild auf / interessiert an) the "thin client" solutions (Thin Client-Lösungen) with their weak programs (e.g. Windows CE) and other disadvantages.

In this context "diminishing" means "reduzierte".

The sentence suggestions from uel with "Popularität" and "Beliebtheit" are also good.

Here is Compaq's thin client site:

http://www6.compaq.com/products/thinclients/

"A Windows-Based Terminal, often referred to as a "thin client", is a client device in a client/server environment that provides substantial ownership cost and productivity benefits.
Simplified IT Management for the Enterprise
Reduced Lifecyle Cost of Ownership
Access to Legacy Systems and Windows Servers"

- HTH - Dan

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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 02:41
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Summary of answers provided
naweniger / geringere Begeisterung für Thin ClientsDan McCrosky
naden Arbeitseifer im Hinblick auf Kleinstanwender dämpfenRena Caulfield
naPopularitätUlrike Lieder
nadie Begeisterung für Thin Clients dämpfen
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6 mins
die Begeisterung für Thin Clients dämpfen


Explanation:
Da offensichtlich viele Funktionalitäten der Thin Clients jetzt in dem fraglichen Produkt angeboten werden, kann sich halt der User nicht mehr so für Thin Clients begeistern. Nach dem Motto: für was brauch ich noch Thin Clients?

Viel Glück!

LegalTrans D
Turkey
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 8

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Rena Caulfield
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50 mins
Popularität


Explanation:
I know that enthusiasm = Begeisterung, Enthusiasmus, etc., but for this context, I'd suggest using Popularität or Beliebtheit.

You could use a phrase like ...die Popularität von Thin Clients reduzieren..., or ...negative Auswirkungen auf die Popularität von Thin Clients...

If you want to be very liberal in your translation, you might even stretch it to "Umsatz" or "Verkauf von Thin Clients" - you'd still be retaining the basic message.
HTH!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 17:41
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 4

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Esther Burn
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16 hrs
den Arbeitseifer im Hinblick auf Kleinstanwender dämpfen


Explanation:
Nur eine Interpretation, da mehr Kontekt nötig wäre, zu bestätigen, daß hier die Entwickler als Personen gemeint sind, die "Enthusiasmus" oder Arbeitseifer entwickeln sollten. Die Gruppe der Kleinstanwender ist nicht mehr interessant, weil das Produkt schon ein Niedrigpreis Produkt ist, das für alle erschwinglich ist und diese Zielgruppe einschließt.

Rena Caulfield
Germany
Local time: 02:41
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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23 hrs
weniger / geringere Begeisterung für Thin Clients


Explanation:
I believe they are trying to say that the new internet based service (Internet basiert) for real PC workstations (für echte PC-Arbeitsplätze) within a corporation will be so easy, simple and cheap (leicht, einfach und billig) with this platform or product or whatever it is, that the corporations will no longer be so enthusiastic about / wild about / interested in (begeistert von / wild auf / interessiert an) the "thin client" solutions (Thin Client-Lösungen) with their weak programs (e.g. Windows CE) and other disadvantages.

In this context "diminishing" means "reduzierte".

The sentence suggestions from uel with "Popularität" and "Beliebtheit" are also good.

Here is Compaq's thin client site:

http://www6.compaq.com/products/thinclients/

"A Windows-Based Terminal, often referred to as a "thin client", is a client device in a client/server environment that provides substantial ownership cost and productivity benefits.
Simplified IT Management for the Enterprise
Reduced Lifecyle Cost of Ownership
Access to Legacy Systems and Windows Servers"

- HTH - Dan



Dan McCrosky
Local time: 02:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Many thanks - I really like this one.

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