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Yahoo!/AP: Source: AOL, MicroWorkz in Talks

Jun 25, 1999, 09:40 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David E. Kalish)

Thanks to ken chaney for this link.

"America Online... is in talks with MicroWorkz Computer Corp., a maker of $200 personal computers, in a move to try to sell its Internet service to the millions of Americans who haven't bought computers because of the cost..."

"The talks... could have important implications in the Microsoft... antitrust trial in Washington, as MicroWorkz's inexpensive desktop machines don't use Microsoft's Windows operating system."

"In one possible result of the talks, AOL could offer MicroWorkz computers at easily affordable prices or even give them away to people who agree to subscribe to its service. That could vastly expand AOL's subscriber base, currently at 17 million, and make AOL machines an important new rival to computers running on Windows."

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