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Computer World: Compaq to announce thin clients

“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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