Thin Solution For SOHO Planned
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Sun Microsystems has announced it will work with a local ISP to deliver a thin-client system with StarOffice and a bundled broadband connection. Could Scott McNearly’s dream of thin client networked computing finally be ready for prime time?

The technology certainly has had time to mature and the increasing spread of broadband makes such a hardware/service bundled feasible.

Sun Australia managing director Jim Hassell told The Australian the bundle would be launched once pricing has been worked out.

Subscribers would be equipped with a Sun Ray 170 thin client with 17in screen and could include monthly bills for data storage and include software such as Star Office and Sun Java desktop, and security features.

The deal is targeted at home and small business users looking for a managed solution they can pay for by the month.