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InfoWorld: Windows 2000 Dilemma

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

"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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