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InfoWorld: Oracle's Ellison promises $150, Linux-based computer

Jul 28, 1999, 21:54 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

Thanks to Rich for this link.

"Oracle is developing a low-cost, Intel-processor based computer that has no hard drive and will be priced at $150 excluding the monitor, the company's chief executive officer disclosed Wednesday."

"The computer, which will be initially targeted at the education market, will use Netscape's Navigator and the Linux operating system, said CEO Larry Ellison. It will carry 64MB of main memory, and applications will be preloaded; users will upgrade the software using a CD-ROM drive and will boot up from the CD drive as well. With a monitor, the device will cost $250."

"Ellison made the brief announcement toward the end of his appearance at a press conference to announce Oracle Exchange, the company's new electronic-commerce clearinghouse."

"As Ellison was getting into his car to leave, the colorful chief executive told IDG that the company is currently building a prototype, and hasn't decided who will manufacture the device."

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