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TechWeb: Compaq To Unveil Its First Fixed Thin Clients

Sep 10, 1999, 15:31 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"Compaq said the features and functionality of thin-client hardware is not important. Instead, what Compaq sees as important to thin client users is the company's ability to offer users one-stop shopping for thin clients, conventional PC desktops, Intel-architecture and Unix servers, storage, and servers, the company said."

"The desktop system will be available in the fourth quarter, with two models, one running Windows CE and another running Linux. The Linux system will be designed for users who require a browser resident on the thin client itself, rather than the Windows NT server. A desktop browser frees up network bandwidth and server processor power for other applications. The Linux model will also be designed for users who desire a product without the "taint" of Microsoft."

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