Code-named 'Eiger,' the stripped-down version of Windows XP is designed for business users who want more security and manageability on older Windows PCs.
What's fatter than a thin client, but svelter than Windows XP? Microsoft's forthcoming "lean" client, code-named "Eiger."
Eiger, a stripped-down version of Windows XP Professional, is designed for customers who want more security and manageability, but who aren't ready or able to upgrade to Windows XP, according to Microsoft officials. It is not a thin client in the traditional sense. Instead, Microsoft will offer it as an interim, "bridge" solution for enterprise users who ultimately plan to move to XP or Longhorn, officials said.