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CNET Linux gets closer to mainstream use

Jul 06, 1999, 15:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Linux just got one step closer to mainstream use in a deal between a small computer maker and Prodigy, one of the Internet's oldest service providers."

"Ebiz Enterprises and its Linux Store unit is aiming its $199 Internet device directly at ISPs, with the just-inked Prodigy deal leading the way."

"The online service sees Linux, the upstart, open-source operating system, as a good way to power either cheap Internet appliances or servers at the center of high-speed home computer networks, Prodigy chief technology officer Bill Kirkner said today. 'This provides a very effective, low-cost alternative,' Kirkner said."

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