"Information appliances-in all form factors, CPU configurations
and operating-system installations-will generate the biggest buzz
at Comdex here this week...."
"Gates will also tell Comdex attendees that Microsoft has
cobbled together a group of hardware OEMs, under the rubric of the
Web Companion Alliance, to drive to market new versions of Windows
CE tailored specifically for Internet terminals and
"Meanwhile, hardware makers appear to be hedging their bets,
eyeing the Linux OS as a potential way to break their enforced
marriage to Microsoft. For example, while Compaq's new iPaq is
equipped with Windows, it can also run Linux."
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