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Fat client w/ Thin server Versus Thin client w/ Fat server

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Differerence between
1. Fat client w/ Thin server
2.Thin client w/ Fat server


Im just curious to its distinction and capabilities and drawback regards to j2ee
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Fat client -> often refering to apps that run on the client with the main processing on the client and are often 'heavier' GUIs (like swing), usually a minimum communication with a server.  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Client_%28computing%29#Thick_clients

Thin client -> So little as possible on the client, often a web client (HTML) with the main processing performed on the server
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How about fat and thin server
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Fat client implies thin server, etc... It's effectively different terms for the same thing.
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