Windows2000 Lite (Embedded)
Posted on: 03/23/2000 01:30 PM

It looks like Microsoft will be releasing a stripped down version of Windows2000 to be used in server appliances. According to this article over at TechWeb, the new "Lite" version of Win2k will be used in specialized servers from IBM and Dell (and more to come I'm sure). Here's an interesting bit from the article:
That major computer manufacturers and software vendors are turning their attention to the market for specialized single-purpose servers further validates predictions that such platforms will increasingly play a larger part within E-Commerce infrastructures--at times replacing larger, more expensive multipurpose servers. According to U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, the market for such server appliances will grow to $10 billion by 2003.

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