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Jan 26, 2000, 06:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)

"Lineo has stepped out in front with the release of Embeddix Linux 1.0 and a deal with Bast Inc. to install Embeddix-based Web browsers in hotel rooms and apartment buildings in the United States, Europe and Asia...."

"Embeddix is Lineo's flagship product. The version shipping today, Embeddix 1.0, is geared toward x86 and PowerPC devices, and includes a small Web server and support for network protocols, Web services and serial networking. Embeddix Linux uses a minimum of 8MB and 3MB of ROM or Flash memory and is based on the 2.2 version of the Linux kernel.

"Bast Inc. specializes in high speed, Ethernet based Web browsing hardware for television display. Including wireless keyboards and pointing devices, Bast's products are found in hotels, major apartment complexes and in financial institutions. According to Bob Pincus, president of Bast Inc., the company's distribution channel and initial marketing is toward "solution providers" who are installing either DSL or T-1 lines in major hotel chains and larger apartment complexes. Bast Inc. recently has completed a deal with CMRx2 of Portland, Oregon, a company providing high speed Internet access in mid-level hotel chains such as Red Roof Inns. Mr. Pincus noted an initial commitment of 10,000 units."

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