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ComputerWorld: HP to unveil new thin-client line

Aug 27, 1999, 17:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

"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 software.

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 added."

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