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CRN: e-Business in a Box

Feb 08, 2000, 21:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph F. Kovar)

"The booming thin-server market is expected to reach $13 billion next year, compared with $1.5 billion this year, said Pu Xiang, senior analyst at San Jose, Calif.-based research firm Dataquest. That growth comes from small businesses, where existing server technology may be too complex, and from NAS and application servers, especially Web caching, she said."

"Most appliances are shipping with a stripped-down version of Linux, but stripped-down versions of Microsoft Corp. Windows NT also are common, Xiang said...."

"While Linux is becoming popular, applications keep the operating system transparent, said Elmendorf. "No one wants to put people through the learning curve of Linux or Unix," he said."

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