A senior source at Compaq said today that his company had a "reasonable" chance of securing a large contract for NetPCs from courier Fedex.
Before Christmas, a senior IBM executive admitted to 'VNU Newswire' that it was having trouble closing a thin client deal with the courier.
The source said: "Fedex is still looking to move to thin clients but has moved away from IBM."
The deal concerns an estimated 50,000 Net PCs or NCs and is being brokered by Fedex' US parent - its UK subsidiary has officially denied it is looking to move into the thin client area.
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
Hubble Space Telescope finds superflares from young red dwarfs could strip away planetary atmosphere
Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
PUBG news and updates: November's Update #23 to bring new Skorpion pistol and changes to blue zone visibility
Genuinely useful side-arm coming to PUBG in Update #23