"America Online is testing new software that will allow
Linux-based Web appliances to access its popular services and
browse the Web."
"Details of the new software were posted this weekend on
Kenton.org, the Web site that last week posted a download link for
a test version of AOL's upcoming version 6.0 software. The site
includes links to documents detailing the software's features and
"Dubbed "Gamera," the software is in "pre-alpha" testing,
meaning it is in the preliminary stages of development. The current
incarnation of Gamera combines Web browsing, instant messaging,
chat, email, graphics and file transfer capabilities, according to
details posted on the Web site...."
"Using free operating systems such as Linux allows a company
to avoid license fees that would likely otherwise have to be paid
to a company, such as Microsoft, that could supply a competing
operating system. It also gives a company more control over the
operating system. Linux is still a relatively new product in a
constant state of change, however."
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