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InfoWorld: Thin clients pick up momentum

Sep 04, 1999, 23:55 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Briody)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Sun Microsystems this week will release its second attempt at a Java-based thin-client device this week, the first being the ill-fated JavaStation. The device comes on the heels of last week's announcement that Sun's newly acquired StarOffice and StarPortal office productivity software will be available for free download as well as for use over the Web.

"As a counter punch, Microsoft President Steve Ballmer last week promised a forthcoming Web-based version of Microsoft's Office 2000 suite."

"The thin-client market is getting fatter," says Eileen O'Brien, analyst at International Data Corp."

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