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Sep 30, 1999, 20:48 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The non-proprietary, open standard Linux operating system (OS) is destined for America's homes. Lineo and MeterNet say they will be the first to introduce a Linux-based set-top box."

"The companies say that the deal calls for the MeterNet- manufactured MeterNet wb8680LT set-top box to run Lineo's EmbrowserT embedded micro Web browser."

"The Linux-based version will become available during the first quarter of 2000, although the standard model with Lineo Embrowser for DR DOS is available immediately, with a Smart Card version set for availability next month."

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