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PC Week: Citrix expands into Unix territory

Mar 16, 2000, 20:09 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Citrix Systems Inc. this week upped the ante in the terminal hosting game by introducing MetaFrame for Solaris...."

"Citrix rival The Santa Cruz Operation Inc. also is targeting the burgeoning ASP market with its terminal software called Tarantella. SCO, of Santa Cruz, Calif., had a leg up on Citrix because it could host both Windows and Unix applications, but now Citrix has matched them with MetaFrame for Solaris."

"Despite the competition heating up between the companies, they actually use significantly different architectures. Citrix uses a two-tier architecture whereby the MetaFrame services run with the application servers. SCO uses a three-tier system that puts a Tarantella server between the end user and the application."

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