Chicago Tribune: Web computers slated for Chicago schools [NIC Linux-based 'net appliances]Dec 14, 2000, 13:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Tatum)
"The New Internet Computer Co. is making good on its word this week by starting to install 1,150 of its relatively new Internet appliances in Chicago-area public schools."
"The San Fransisco-based company has given 500 of its NICs - a redevelopment of the network computer Oracle Corp. marketed with limited success in the mid-1990s - with a more-than-matching gift from the National Association of College and University Business Officers."
"The NICs offer Internet browsing and e-mail access. They sell for $199 (a monitor is an additional $129) and are powered by the Linux operating system, a free competitor to Windows. They include an ethernet connection that makes them broadband- and cable-ready and Internet access through NetZero, a free Internet service provider. Users can, however, connect to other ISPs."