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InfoWorld: Thin clients pick up momentum

“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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