ComputerWorld: [Thin-client] Frenzy Once Again

“In addition to IBM’s announcement, Sun will announce Wednesday
a new ‘network appliance’ that runs multiple platforms — not just
Java like its ill-fated JavaStations. And HP last week rolled out
three new Web-enabled devices that run on Linux and other

“…Some observers said users are finally accepting thin-client
technology. IDC reports that in the first six months of 1999,
thin-client sales equaled sales for all of 1998 — about $287

“The turnaround started last summer, when Microsoft Corp.
gave thin-client technology its blessing in the form of Terminal
Server Edition software…”