Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without the use of floppy disks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no disk; appearing as a point and not expanded into a disk, as the image of a faint star in a telescope.

Etymologies

disk +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term diskless is not used because it is ambiguous. xCAT also includes a number of post provisioning administration tools, e.g.:

    Linux Magazine

  • The new 'diskless' system allowed the comrades to decipher their own messages and had been sent to them a while earlier, but I had warned them not to use it for communications as we were uncertain of its strength.

    Searching for a women's movement

  • Flying Fox wrote: The basic idea for "diskless" was to have a barebones build with no HDD but an optical / usb drive, you boot it up and it starts folding.

    The Tech Report: News

  • The basic idea for "diskless" was to have a barebones build with no HDD but an optical / usb drive, you boot it up and it starts folding.

    The Tech Report: News

  • Other improvements that Microsoft called out in the beta server include new configuration and deployment options such as diskless boot, mixed-version clusters, and support for a remote head node database.

    EarthWeb IT Management News & Views

  • In five years, I expect that ordering a blade chassis or a server with local disk to be the rarity, while diskless virtualization host servers will be the norm, with virtualization and SANs as common as keyboards.

    Five-year plan: 8 problems IT must solve

  • The client is generally a diskless, power-sipping, thin client system that does little or nothing more than connect to the VDI infrastructure.

    Making the leap to virtual desktop infrastructure

  • They used to be called a graphic terminal and is today is also called a hybrid client or diskless node.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • It provides a mechanism for one or more diskless machines to interactively select a kernel boot configuration from a set of configurations defined in a single text configuration file that is transferred from the host tftp server.

    Annoying and pretentious terms.

  • Prebuilt fanless, diskless, WiFi mesh APs with the Linux mesh networking software installed for $340.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Low Cost Mesh Networks

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