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The Register: Citrix tilts away from MS, towards Unix, Linux

Sep 08, 1999, 18:07 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"Citrix today mounted what appeared to be a thinly disguised demonstration of its MetaFrame product running on non-NT platforms - Unix, certainly, and company executives are also dropping strong hints that a Linux version is in the works."

"Among several new products demonstrated by company VP Dave Weiss was "project Charlotte," a browser-based system which gives access to a server applications in a "Program Neighborhood." This allows any time, anywhere access to server apps with the aid of nothing more than a browser, so it's as applicable to low resource devices and appliances as it is to PC platforms."

"As part of the demo, however, Weiss used the browser to access Lotus Notes running on a Unix server working as part of a Citrix server farm. This quite clearly signal that Citrix is about to make its long-awaited move to multiple server platforms."

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