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CNET News.com: Intel aims to simplify Linux for Net devices

Jun 15, 2000, 20:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Ricciuti)

"Intel plans to release later this summer software that could drastically simplify the use of Linux-based Web appliances and home-networking gear."

"The software, a development kit aimed at device makers, lets developers add support for a specification called Universal Plug and Play to devices including Net appliances, home gateways, routers and other equipment. Theoretically, Universal Plug and Play-enabled devices can identify and configure themselves to run over a network and exchange information."

"Intel sees the specification, and others like it, as key to driving acceptance of consumer-level computing gear. Unlike business users, consumers are unlikely to buy home-networking equipment that's too complex or difficult to set up."

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