"Low-cost computers [running Linux] from a company
established earlier this year by Oracle will go on sale to
consumers July 4, Oracle's chairman and chief executive officer
said here on Wednesday."
"Known as New Internet Computers, or NICs, the computers will be
priced at $199 excluding a monitor, and are designed to offer quick
and easy access to the Internet and to applications like e-mail.
NICs have no hard drive--instead, they access applications from a
central server via a Web browser."
"Customers who buy NICs can get free lifetime Internet access
from Internet service provider NetZero, Oracle Chairman and Chief
Executive Larry Ellison said. Monitors will cost about $100 more,
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