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The Guardian: Linux is cooking in my kitchen [Linux for home networking]

Oct 28, 2000, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nigel Willmott)


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"Until recently, the only thing of interest about Linux for me was how to pronounce it ("Lih-nuks", according to my new manual). But that was before the challenge of being able to browse the web across my home network without mortagaging the house."

"In our kitchen a venerable Acorn A3000 sits at the centre of a Heath Robinson multimedia centre, providing computer, TV, CD, fax and email in the room we use the most. Although the old warrior, upgraded to a massive 8MB of memory, refuses to die, it has one limitation: a very slow serial port, making it next to useless for web browsing."

"Given that I use Mac OS at work, look after three versions of Windows on the home network and still use Acorn's Risc OS for preference, tackling yet another operating system, would not be the first-choice solution."

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