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CNET News.com: IBM extends Linux to thin clients

Jan 31, 2000, 17:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

"IBM today extended its support for the Linux operating system to thin-client computers."

Generally speaking, a thin-client computer is a stripped-down PC that runs programs off a powerful server computer instead of from a unit on the desk. A new trend is adapting thin clients to run Linux..."

"But Big Blue backing Linux could help foster the adoption of the alternative Unix flavor on thin clients. IBM has a long history with thin-client computing, in 1996 introducing its first Network Station. The thin client relied initially on Citrix WinFrame running off Windows NT servers to connect to data running on disparate systems, such as mainframes and Unix and NT servers."

"But Big Blue backing Linux could help foster the adoption of the alternative Unix flavor on thin clients. IBM has a long history with thin-client computing, in 1996 introducing its first Network Station. The thin client relied initially on Citrix WinFrame running off Windows NT servers to connect to data running on disparate systems, such as mainframes and Unix and NT servers."

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