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NewsBytes: Linux-Based Personal Internet Appliance To Debut

Jul 12, 1999, 22:49 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The open source Linux operating system has a leg up over Windows and Windows NT because it's cheap and non-proprietary. Now it's also in an Internet appliance. The Linux Store subsidiary is about to launch a $199 PIA."

"The PIA is a fully configured Internet computer that will include a browser for Internet access, e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet software already loaded."

"One of the big attractions for Linux users is the vast array of free software programs that is available, mostly over the Internet. The company says over 50,000 such programs are available."

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