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PC World: Thin Is Back In

Sep 10, 1999, 01:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Briody)

"Citrix unveiled a piece of its product strategy for Web-enabled applications by demonstrating two technologies code-named Charlotte and Vertigo.

Charlotte is an incarnation of Citrix's existing Program Neighborhood product for the Web. The technology allows end-users to access a user profile of applications through the Web, which provides secure access and authentication. Vertigo, a result of Citrix's acquisition of ViewSoft, enhances Web-based applications by facilitating richer graphics."

"In addition, Citrix demonstrated an ability to run UNIX and Java applications over its ICA protocol, formerly reserved for Windows applications. Bowing to customer demand, Citrix is diversifying its platform base and eventually expects to bundle UNIX, Windows, and other versions of its MetaFrame product together."

"Also at the show, Compaq displayed its new thin-client product as expected. Due to be officially announced on October 4, Compaq will have two systems: a classic Windows-based terminal and a Linux-based system that runs a Netscape browser."

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