Computer for VNC Client only

Hello,

I have a project where I need 3 computers (CLIENT) to access a single other computer (SERVER).  The SERVER run VNC Server and the 3 CLIENTS run VNC Viewer.  The CLIENTS only need to connect to the network and the only application that will ever run on the CLIENT computer is a VNC Viewer.  I don't need to interact with the OS.  
My idea is to build a Linux without GUI and to autostart a VNC Client software.  
Any suggestion on how to build the CLIENT?  Software and hardware suggestion?  

Thanks
franbelAsked:
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
You can build Windows client also, then put VNC client to autostart / registry/Run and remove explorer.exe from shell
Windows will start and run VNC automatically.
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franbelAuthor Commented:
Hello and thanks

Yes that is exactly what I used before.  However, I would prefer not to have a Window OS.  So I dont need antivirus, Windows Update and possible crash.  The idea I'm working on now is to use a Raspberry PI and some sort of Linux.
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
If you will not allow this windows to go to internet (let say remove gateway from NIC properties) and windows will be installed with all drivers and will not run any other software then chance to get it crashed or infected is close to 0%

But if you still want to run Linux then you can do it also, but my knowledge about Linux is limited, sorry :)
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kenfcampCommented:
Should work fine (though I've never done it myself)

You might want to setup a box to do some testing and work out the kinks (physical, virtual, etc)
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arnoldCommented:
If you have linux setup, what is it you need to run on the server?
ssh -x user@server will allow you to send grpahical displays through the X11 tunnel.
Why waste resources on VNC?

VNC is a GUI and will require a GUI component set on the server.

YOu can have as many users as you want ssh into the server ......

Instead of deciding what you are going to use and then ask for recomendations, My 2cent advice is to specify what it is you hope to achieve and then you will be provided options to achieve what you need.
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franbelAuthor Commented:
At the end, I will stick to a Windows computer
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