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CNET News.com: AOL, Gateway join Internet appliance fray

Apr 06, 2000, 18:25 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Miles, Jim Davis)

"The Linux-powered devices, which consist of a Web tablet, a countertop appliance and a desktop appliance resembling a computer, are the first products to come from the alliance, announced last fall when AOL made an $800 million investment in the direct-sales PC maker."

"The appliances unveiled today feature no major Microsoft products. They will run on the Linux operating system and use AOL-owned Netscape Communicator's next-generation Gecko browser, the companies said."

"As first reported by News.com, AOL has been working on the device since at least May 1999. AOL inherited an investment in Linux seller Red Hat when it acquired Netscape."

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