Re: Citrix & ASPs
Joachim Feise (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 02 Jul 1999 17:19:16 -0700
Kragen Sitaker wrote:
> Jim Whitehead writes:
> > Reinterpreting this in language I understand, it sounds like Citrix has
> > reinvented X-Windows.
> Yes, and badly.
> I have used WinDD from Tektronix, which is the equivalent of an X
> server for Citrix's ICA, on SunOS. Several bits:
> - the server ("WinFrame"? Not sure) is slow, unreliable, and hacky,
> although not nearly as slow as you'd expect; at the time (1996)
> it was based on WinNT Server 3.51.
> - the WinDD client is extremely slow compared to the X server, and only
> connects to one server (equiv. of a machine running X clients)
> at once.
> - Microsoft has decided to incorporate this stuff into NT Server.
It is called NT Server TerminalServer Edition:
"In the beginning, the file was without form, and void; and
emptiness was upon the face of the bits. And the Fingers of
the Author moved upon the face of the keyboard. And the Author
said, Let there be words, and there were words."
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