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PC World: Intel Launches Web Appliance

Jun 26, 2000, 23:22 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Miastkowski)

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"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."

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