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June 13, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:32pm

HDS GOES AFTER NETPC MARKET WITH STRIPPED DOWN OS

By CBR Staff Writer

Next week at PC Expo in New York, network computer manufacturer HDS Network Systems Inc will launch an assault on the nascent NetPC market with a stripped-down version of its netOS operating system. HDS has removed the Unix, Java and terminal emulation capabilities from netOS, leaving an OS that just runs multi-user Windows applications from an NT server. HDS uses Citrix Systems’ ICA protocol to achieve this. HDS says the advantage of using one of its @workStations NCs over a NetPC is that it can support a floppy disk drive and it is upgradable. We understand HDS is talking to various prospective NetPC manufacturers, which would be personal computer manufacturers, as the NetPC is a stripped-down and sealed version of a PC. HDS will ship the skinny netOS in July. The @workStations start at $700 without a monitor.

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