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Linux Weekly News for July 13, 2000

Jul 13, 2000, 06:54 (0 Talkback[s])

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Leading items and editorials: Linux: a Ben and Jerry's or Amazon business?, Oracle's "Internet appliance" system is out, Software Patents Still on European Commission Agenda and A wealth of conferences is on tap for next week.

"Linux: a Ben and Jerry's or Amazon business? For those who have not yet read it, we strongly recommend a look at this "strategy letter" by Joel Spolsky. It divides startup businesses into two broad categories, each named after a company that epitomizes it..."

"Oracle's "Internet appliance" system is out. The "New Internet Computer" (NIC) is the latest result of Larry Ellison's long personal crusade to make non-Microsoft systems available to the world. It's aimed at people who only want access to the net; as such, it's essentially a $199 (without monitor) X terminal. It has a 266 MHz processor, 64MB of memory, Ethernet and USB ports, a CDROM, and a built-in modem. And, of course, a Linux operating system. (Some) more information may be found in the press release...."

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