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Thin Is In

Shed some dead weight--and capture significant savings.

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This story appears in the February 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The network PC is dead--or, at least, in a coma. Long live the thin client.

Certainly that's the hope of the long-suffering hardware and software manufacturers that are finally starting to get some traction under the idea that most computing power should be housed on a central server and accessed by "thin" networked computers (or "clients")--units similar to the PCs most people use but lacking the processing power to handle applications on their own--as opposed to the more familiar Windows/Intel-based desktops.

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