Redes - Cliente pesado
Réseaux - Client lourd
Reti - Client pesante
The term "thick client" as opposed to thin client describes a graphical
client application which runs on the user's operating system.
A thick client usually has greater processing capacity and may have a sophisticated graphic interface. Nevertheless,
this requires development effort and tends to be a mixture of presentation (graphic interface) and application logic
This type of application is usually installed on the user's operating system,
and a new version must be installed when upgrading. To resolve this, programmers of thick applications usually build in a
functionality which runs on application start-up and checks a remote server to see if a newer version is available,
if so, it prompts the user to download and install the upgrade.