"HP launched its first family of thin-clients, the Net Vectra,
early last year. The company outsourced the Net Vectra's design and
manufacture to hardware maker Wyse Technology Inc. The new family,
called Entria, includes the first thin-client computers designed
and manufactured by HP itself..."
"Market research firm International Data Corp. of Framingham,
Mass., has predicted that the worldwide market for thin clients
will expand from about 600,000 shipments in the current year to 6
million units by 2002..."
"HP will offer three Entria product lines. The G series uses an
embedded version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE operating system
and is designed to access Windows applications running on Windows
NT, Terminal Server Edition and Citrix Systems Inc.'s Metaframe
The L and X series use an embedded Linux core, and
include Netscape Navigator for browser-based access to Java
programs as well as access to Windows applications... The X series
also includes HP's ChaiVM embedded Java virtual machine, providing
access to applications hosted on Unix and legacy servers, he
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