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E-Commerce Times: Lineo Moves Linux Into Set-Top Internet Access Market

Sep 28, 1999, 17:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"Lineo, Inc., formerly known as Caldera Thin Clients, has announced an agreement with MeterNet Corp. that is designed to power the set-top TV Internet access market with the Linux operating system (OS)."

"MeterNet's new wb8680L set-top product, designed for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), will run Embrowser, Lineo's graphical embedded micro Web browser for Linux. "Companies building a customer loyalty base, like online banking, will use the mid-range device to increase Internet-based interaction and secure e-commerce transactions," said a joint statement."

"The Lineo product was chosen, according to MeterNet, because it will lend OEM customers a greater degree of flexibility over other platform-based solutions. The first Linux-based devices -- which will utilize a Cyrix processor and broadband Ethernet connection for access via cable, DSL or satellite -- is set to ship in the first quarter of 2000.'

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