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Network World: Lotus thin client suite [eSuite] declared dead

Sep 11, 1999, 01:51 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nancy Weil)

"Rumors of the death of Lotus' eSuite desktop software line proved true as the company yesterday confirmed it has pulled the plug on marketing and development."

"The line was released with a splash 1997. It was designed for the network-computing model, which has users of desktop PCs or network computers accessing servers to download applets for desktop machines as needed. ... Dramatic drops in the prices of PCs seem to have derailed the market for network computing, which many users resisted because they want to have software on their desktops."

"While marketing and development for the line will end, Lotus will release eSuite Workplace 2.0 by the end of next month and will continue to support the product line for existing customers until January 2001... Workplace offers access to e-mail, Web browsing, file management and business productivity applets, including a word processor, calendar, address book and spread sheet."

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