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NetZero (Nasdaq:NZRO), a leading provider of advertising and commerce-supported Internet access, today announced that it will be packaged with the New Internet Computer, or NIC."

"NICs, priced at $199, are simple, affordable Internet appliances that give users quick and easy e-mail and Web access. NetZero's Linux-based Z3 software will provide NIC customers with free lifetime Internet access and will be bundled with the NIC for a minimum 1-year period."

"The new NIC appliances were recently announced by The New Internet Co., a Larry Ellison-owned Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL) spin off, and are designed to run on open-source, Linux-based software. The Linux version of NetZero's Z3 software delivers near-identical functionality to its Windows counterpart and was created specifically to run on the NIC appliance."

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