2003 Year in Review

Let's start off with a look at some of the major server-based computing events of 2003: March Citrix's unveils a new product bundling and pricing strategy. MetaFrame XP is now called “MetaFrame XP Presentation Server.

Let's start off with a look at some of the major server-based computing events of 2003:

March

May

June

August

September

October

November

December

In addition to the timeline, I'd like to point out what I think were the highlights and worst moments of 2003 for our industry. First, the highlights:

Best of 2003

  • Citrix buys Expertcity.
  • Citrix spends money on advertising.
  • Other third party server-based computing products challenge Citrix's monopoly.
  • Softricity Softgrid 3.

Worst of 2003

  • Windows 2000 SP4 (when used with MetaFrame XP FR3).
  • Citrix and Microsoft deny everything about Bear Paw.
  • EMC buys VMware.
  • Tarantella is delisted from the NASDAQ.

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