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Reuters: Microworkz, Freeserve in talks to market cheap PC

Jul 15, 1999, 20:36 (5 Talkback[s])

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", a U.S. maker of low-cost computers, said the company is in advanced talks to distribute its new $199 machine through Freeserve, Britain's largest Internet service provider."

"Rick Latman, president and chief executive of the closely held Seattle-based start-up, said a possible deal to sell its low-cost iToaster PC through Freeserve could be inked within days."

"The deal reflects a growing trend by personal computer makers to join Internet providers in offering bundled services at low prices, sacrificing the cost of PC hardware while making money back on Internet charges and other services."

"...The iToaster represents an alternative to PCs running Microsoft's pervasive Windows operating system. The Microworkz system instead runs software by Menlo Park, California-based Be, makers of a respected but little-used operating system."

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