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CNET News: Sun Gets Fat on Thin Clients

Dec 19, 2002, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Becker)

"But Sun is ready to have another go at it with Madhatter, the code name for a project intended to outfit businesses with low-cost PCs running on Linux software that can be easily configured by IT administrators. The IT folks can shift as much computing responsibility to the server as they see fit, power down applications to restrict access to certain Web sites or remove unneeded functions.

"Curtis Sasaki, Sun's newly appointed vice president of desktop solutions, said Madhatter boxes would initially appeal to CIOs, equipping call centers and other divisions where workers require only a basic set of PC functions. CNET News.com talked with Sasaki about the Madhatter strategy and plans for StarOffice and OpenOffice, Sun's office software packages that compete with Microsoft Office..."

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