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Linux Makes PalTalk Possible In A Windows World - page 4

Reaching Out and Touching Everyone

  • July 24, 2003
  • By Rob Reilly

Since the PalTalk service is geared to Windows users, one of Katz's current initiatives is to convert from a stand-alone client software application to a browser plug-in client. Of course, the browser would be Internet Explorer. That's okay with Katz, because his main objective is to provide a service and building plug-ins for his Windows-based customers just makes total business sense for him.

When asked about the direction of PalTalk, Katz said "I'd like to move into the enterprise market for instant messaging, video and audio." Thus far, Katz' strategy seems to be working. His users tend to be very loyal and PalTalk is profitable in a field of services that are mostly free.

Rob Reilly (aka: "Dr. Torque") is a professional writer and senior technology consultant, whose work includes Linux, business systems integration, innovation training and occasional hot rodding excursions. He frequently writes and speaks about these and other topics. He has 17 years experience in the high technology, manufacturing and the utilities industries. He is always 'on-the-lookout' for stories and projects that focus on Linux, business and the cutting edge. Send him a note or visit his web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~robreilly.

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