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ZDNet: I-Opener -- no longer a $99 Linux PC

Apr 06, 2000, 04:51 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"Netpliance moves to make it impossible to add a hard drive to its Internet appliance -- to some customers' dismay."

"Buyers of the I-Opener Internet appliance, hoping to get what amounts to a full-fledged personal computer for just $99 and some hardware tweaking, will soon learn otherwise."

"Netpliance Inc. has delayed shipping some orders placed before March 20 to alert buyers that the product has been changed so that it can no longer run Linux or other operating systems."

"Las Vegas engineer Ken Segler publicized a way to add a hard drive to his I-opener, essentially turning it into a $99 PC. The hard drive allowed him to install Linux..."

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