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Computer World: Compaq to announce thin clients

Sep 09, 1999, 14:57 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cynthia Morgan)

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"Compaq Computer Corp. is getting into the thin-client services game in a big way next month. The Houston-based manufacturer is set to announce two new Windows and Linux desktop thin clients and will strongly position its new Aero 8000 Windows CE Jupiter machine as a mobile thin client."

"Prices and product names haven't been announced for the desktop machines, which are in beta test now and slated to hit the market early next month. One is based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE operating system; the other will be powered by Linux."

"We're using Linux for those customers who need an integrated browser on the thin client -- Windows CE doesn't support that. And we've integrated the Netscape browser on the Linux box," said Benjamin Williams, the company's director of displays and peripherals product marketing."

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