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The Register: AOL unveils Gateway-made Linux Net appliance

AOL’s ‘AOL Anywhere’ strategy took a stride forward
yesterday when the company unveiled the results of its $800 million
investment in PC vendor Gateway: a line of co-branded Net access
devices.

“Based on Linux and running AOL’s new consumer-friendly Gecko
Web browser – for a taster, take a look at Netscape Navigator 6
Preview Release 1, which the company yesterday made available for
download – the machines will ship in a number of form factors,
including a wireless Web pad, a desktop device and a “countertop”
appliance for the kitchen (which sounds not unlike 3Com’s upcoming
Net appliance).”

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