T.R. Easwar is a surgeon--at Ortho One, a hospital in Coimbatore--who moonlights as a python programmer with a passion for open source. In a recent blog post, he has written about his two-year long endeavour to migrate the hospital's PCs from Windows to Linux.
The Thin Clients which needed to work with only our Hospital Software (written in Java) needs Firefox. Most stations needed this software for the daily work. Even though we had purchased the ThinClients after testing with Firefox and our Software, after implementation it was horridly slow. CPU was clocking 100 % the moment we use the software on Firefox.
The ‘Pros’ blamed it on Thin Clients. They told Mangement we told you so. You needed Desktops. Buy it and it will run things smoothly. Blame game between the ‘Pros’ and the software vendor started.
Going by the comments on his post, there's at least one other hospital in the vicinity which is doing something similar.