PC World: Intel Launches Web Appliance
Jun 26, 2000, 23:22 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Miastkowski)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Plenty of folks still don't surf the Web at home, mostly
because they don't want to hassle with the complexities of your
garden-variety PC, no matter how cheap it is. For this Web-deprived
population, Intel has an answer...."
"Another aspect of the Dot.Station is that it doesn't
include any Microsoft software. The unit runs an Intel-modified
version of the Red Hat Linux distribution, and initially the
Netscape 4.73 browser. Later versions will run Mozilla, a
Netscape-like open-source browser for Linux."
"Hardware-wise, there's an Intel Celeron CPU (300 MHz to 400
MHz, depending on configuration), 32MB of memory, and a 4.3GB hard
disk drive. Intel expects later versions to be diskless, with all
required software stored in memory."