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TechWeb: Oracle Launches NC2 With Linux And StarOffice

Nov 17, 1999, 16:56 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The new NC Version 2, which Ellison demonstrated on stage at OpenWorld here Tuesaday, is Linux-based and includes a keyboard, mouse and integrated CD-ROM, which stores the system's operating system and browser. It sports both an Ethernet connection and a 56Kbit/sec. modem. The original NC booted off a network, while this system can boot locally, a la a Sony game system. The system comes with a version of Sun's StarOffice productivity suite."

"The $199 NC Version 2 (NC2) will ship with 64Mb of RAM, a 400 MHz Intel processor, and an SVGA monitor connection. The unit will be available with an optional $99 monitor."

"We'll start shipping Version 2 in Q1," Ellison said. He indicated Oracle will shortly announce the formation and management team for NC Inc., a freestanding unit that will sell the NC2. NC Inc. will also announce two OEMs, Ellison said."

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