"The government's breakup plan for Microsoft is designed to
loosen the company's vise-like grip on home desktop operating
"But industry leaders and analysts say the home PC market is not
where the real competition is going to be in the next few years.
Internet appliances, stripped-down devices that connect to the Web
and interact with each other, are going to explode, they say. Many
think the kitchen, the living room and the office will become the
new frontier for computer companies in the not-so-distant
"Eazel, Inc. of Palo Alto, is one of the few companies that
bridges the business PC and Internet appliance markets. A
powerful team of original Macintosh programmers behind this Silicon
Valley startup is betting you'll soon be running their new friendly
version of Linux both at work and from the kitchen."
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