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InfoWorld: Citrix broadens app dev depth with ViewSoft acquisition

Jul 16, 1999, 15:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Server-based Windows application provider Citrix Systems on Monday bought Web-based application development vendor ViewSoft for $32 million. ...plans to use ViewSoft's technology to offer independent software vendors, corporate developers, and systems integrators the ability to create Web-based applications that sport the rich features of client/server-based applications..."

"Citrix has grown rapidly by allowing Windows applications to reside centrally on a server and be accessed via a proprietary protocol by many different types of clients [including Linux] on an emulation basis. ...will use ViewSoft's proprietary technology to extend the flexibility and cost benefits of server-based computing to Web-enabled and multitier applications, including applications based on Microsoft's Distributed Component Object Model and its Distributed interNet Applications component architectures, as well as Java and HTML..."

" 'Today's emerging Web-based applications often force a choice between application thinness and richness,' said Mark Templeton, president and CEO of Citrix, in a statement. 'This new software will deliver a rich user experience and a new level of interactivity to Web-based applications with a thin-client footprint.' "

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