"Neoware Systems (Nasdaq: NWRE), the leading supplier of
award-winning software and solutions for the emerging Appliance
Computing market, today introduced NeoLinux 2.0, the latest version
of its embedded Linux operating system, at Comdex Fall 2000, taking
place this week in Las Vegas. Neoware's products are on display in
the National Semiconductor Pavilion, Booth #L1909, in station
"NeoLinux is an embedded version of the industry-standard
Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT) Linux operating system, targeted at
computing appliances. Unlike traditional versions of Linux, which
run on desktops or servers, NeoLinux is streamlined and optimized
to power a new generation of Internet-connected computing
devices, including thin clients, firewalls, routers, security
devices, web kiosks, email stations and more."
"NeoLinux 2.0 features a newly designed, customizable user
interface designed specifically for desktop computing appliances.
Called ezConnect 2.0, this new Neoware-designed user interface lets
users and administrators easily create connections to run Microsoft
Windows applications on servers, UNIX applications via the X Window
protocol, terminal connections to mainframes and minicomputers,
Netscape Navigator Internet connections for applications such as
kiosk deployments, and custom connections to launch virtually any
Linux application. Using ezConnect, administrators can easily lock
down the user interface to prevent unauthorized modifications.
Unlike traditional Linux interfaces, ezConnect requires no Linux
programming experience, and can be customized without training to
completely tailor the Linux desktop, automatically launch new
applications at startup, and create custom computing appliances for
a wide variety of markets."