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Red Herring: Intel's in the kitchen with Linux

Jun 23, 2000, 07:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dean Takahashi)

"Intel unveiled its first company-branded information appliance Thursday: a kitchen device that combines the capabilities of a phone and a computer."

"Dubbed the Intel Dot Station, the appliance is being pitched as a "family communications" tool that integrates Web browsing, email, a telephone, and home organization functions. The device uses Intel's Celeron chips, but, rather than running Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT)'s Windows, it runs on the Linux operating system...."

"The one-piece device resembles a small portable TV set, with a telephone cord sticking out of its rear. The screen is big enough to display a typical Web page, and the device comes with a built-in tutorial aimed at making it easier to use than a PC. Yet Mr. Welch says it's also small enough to fit under a kitchen counter."

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