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Wintel focuses on dumb terminals

Windows terminals gain ground as server software nears the market and Intel works on a hardware specification.

"Thin-client" computing, so named because the desktop unit often relies on a server computer for storage and even processing functions, first gained attention with the much-hyped network computer. But the Windows-based Terminal stepped into prominence this week--and, lacking the notoriety of the NC, these terminals are gaining momentum.

Terminal makers open Windows
Terminal vendors and now large corporate customers are signing on to the "thin-client" Windows platform.

Thin-client servers to beta
update Microsoft and Citrix Systems are set to release second betas of their much-anticipated server software for thin client computing.

Intel, NCD team on thin clients
Intel and terminal maker Network Computing Devices ink a deal to build desktop systems based on Intel's thin client specification.