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The Register: IBM fleshes out Eon strategy

Mar 08, 2000, 15:26 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)

"David McAughtry, who we met maybe 12 years ago when he was an OS/2 guru, took time out this morning to put flesh on the future products that the personal system group will roll out this quarter, and to explain IBM's thinking on its Edge of the Network (Eon) strategy."

"Accordin[g to] McAughtry, the idea of Big Blue's Eon initiative is that all devices, ranging from so-called wearable PCs, through to thin clients and personalised servers, will sit on the edge of a network, and be supplied with information from some centralised role. Although the PC and,for example the StinkPad notebook, will still have a place, many x86 devices will not take the role they occupied in the past."

"Big Blue is also readying three network stations (NCs) which now shelter under the personal system group umbrella. There will be one for Linux, a so-called 'zero footprint' model, and one aimed specifically at Windows 2000 users."

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