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Financial Times: Intel to launch 'web appliances'

Jan 05, 2000, 18:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Taylor)

"Intel, the world's largest semiconductor maker, plans to launch a range of consumer "web appliances" - computer-like devices giving high-speed internet access.

"The simple-to-use machines, the cornerstone of a strategy designed to extend the use of Intel technology, will be powered by the company's Celeron microprocessors."

"Some may look like slimmed-down PCs while others will be designed for use in specific places, for example the kitchen or in a car. They are likely to be provided "free"..."

"In a surprise decision, to help keep prices down, the machines will run the "open source" Linux operating system software rather than Microsoft Windows, which powers most personal computers. Intel will outline its web appliance strategy today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas."

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