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CRN: Microsoft, Intel Team Up On Multifunction Appliance [with NT Embedded]

Mar 02, 2000, 17:24 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"The Intel InBusiness Small Office Network will be powered by yet another iteration of Windows, this one for small business. ...essentially is a renamed version of Windows NT Embedded OS, with some additional features culled from Microsoft's proxy server for Internet access and firewall features and from Windows 2000 such as disk mirroring, continuous backup and plug and play features..."

"Small Office Network is an Intel-branded solution, but Microsoft will try to build up the Windows for Express Networks brand name as an appliance operating system. As such, it will take on Linux and other appliance operating systems head on."

" 'It's a network in a box,' said Vince Mendillo, lead product manager for Windows NT Embedded. Windows for Express Networks is superior to Linux because it incorporates features designed for small businesses, Mendillo said. 'It takes an hour to set the box up and connect up to 15 PCs.' "

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