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InfoWorld: Windows 2000 Dilemma

Jan 31, 2000, 01:06 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Briody, Bob Trott)

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"As users decide whether to go through the expense and aggravation of upgrading their desktop PCs to make them suitable for Windows 2000 Professional, thin-client vendors are using the opportunity to press their argument for abandoning the 'fat' client model."

" 'It looks to me that an awful lot of people are going to have to upgrade or replace their [desktop] systems to support Windows 2000, and why would you upgrade the machine to a heavier OS when the trend is ... [to move] things to servers?' said Dan Kuznetsky, an analyst at International Data Corp..."

"...for large corporations with less powerful machines running Windows 9x, there is another option: Using Windows 2000 on the server and converting the existing desktops into semi-thin clients. ...the consensus that most IT shops will wait as much as a year and a half to adopt Windows 2000 will give these Web-based applications time to take hold."

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