net.Opinion: The Best (and Worst) of 1998

“1997 was a banner year for the networking industry, bringing a
hoard of new technologies and products…”

“Here then is my short list of the winners and losers for

The Winners

  • Linux on the Back-End

    “… the platform’s acceptance has proven to be the
    network-technology story of 1998”.

  • Sonic System’s SonicWall
  • Novatel Wireless’ Minstrel

The Losers

  • Java
  • NCs
  • NetXRay
  • Laptop Buyers