"Oracle spin-off New Internet Computer Company (NICC) has
released version 2.0 of the operating system for its NIC: a
Linux-based Internet appliance. According to the company, the
enhancements are centered around streamlining the device's
usability and improving the ease with which the device can connect
to various broad-band and dialup ISP's."
"This newest version of the OS is available as a free upgrade on
CD to current NIC users."
"NICC shaves some of the costs of the device by using no hard
drive. User preferences and bookmarks are saved in flash RAM and
the OS itself is loaded from CD ROM. Since the product's initial
release, Linux enthusiasts have managed to create their own boot
CD's to add to the functionality already provided by the device or
to simply use them as diskless X workstations."