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The Register: Gateway to unveil Linux-based AOL box Friday

Nov 09, 2000, 20:07 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Gateway will take the wraps off its Transmeta-based, AOL-oriented Net appliance tomorrow, company sources have claimed."

"The announcement will follow today's alliance between Gateway and chip-maker Broadcom, which will see the duo co-develop systems capable of pumping streamed digital audio and video content to a variety of consumer electronics devices, such as TVs, PCs and (hint, hint) Internet appliances."

"The Broadcom deal essentially means Gateway will support the chip company's phone network chipset, which allows devices to communicate across a home's phone cabling. The Broadcom solution is based on the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) specification. Gateway home-oriented PCs already contain Broadcom's chips."

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