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Microsoft retrenches around fat clients

Posted by pbrittan on November 11, 2003 at 7:21 AM PST

Microsoft is leading a charge back to the desktop. Will the world follow?

Microsoft is placing its bets that fat clients represent the future of software, not browser-based thin clients. In fact, they are phasing out development of a stand-alone Web browser. Longhorn will have HTML viewing/browsing capability built right into the OS, and there will no longer be an Internet Explorer.


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