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ComputerWorld: PC Vendors Boost Thin-Client Lineups

Sep 27, 1999, 16:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cynthia Morgan)

"Manufacturers have replaced traditional dumb terminals with sleek new clients that can run on network platforms such as Windows NT, Windows NT Terminal Server Edition and Linux and other flavors of Unix. The client's operating system may be Windows CE or Linux; they will often use Web browsers to access server-based applications."

"Compaq's machines, which will hit the market early next month, will support Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Terminal Server Edition and Citrix Systems Inc.'s MetaFrame..."

"HP will introduce its new Entria thin-client line over the next few months. These machines will support Windows NT Terminal Server Edition, Citrix MetaFrame or Linux."

"IBM is also shipping two new series of thin clients, the Series 2200 and 2800 Network Station lines..."

"One newcomer, Netier Technologies Inc., will sell its Linux-based NetXpress machine for $645."

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