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PRNewswire: Sub-$199 PCs Coming: OnChannel Announces OS 2000 for Powerful Set-Top Devices

Jul 07, 1999, 14:37 (3 Talkback[s])

"OnChannel, Inc..., the leading developer of operating system software for sub-$199 set-top PCs, today announced the introduction of the OS 2000 Beta Test Program for PC manufacturers.

"Scheduled to begin July 31, OnChannel will be shipping specifications and media based on their OS 2000 hardware reference platform to select registered manufacturers nationwide. OnChannel has been testing a prototype based on the reference platform for the last six months."

"OnChannel OS 2000 is derived from the popular Linux operating system, the fastest growing OS worldwide. When set-top PC's with OS 2000 reach consumers later this year, every popular application announced for Linux will be available to OnChannel customers. In addition, OnChannel is planning on supporting voice-over-IP Internet phone calls using industry standard technology, and a wide variety of computer peripherals and add-ons."

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