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AllLinuxDevices: One Up, One Down: 3Com Kills Kerbango, NICC Releases Second-Gen NIC Hardware

Mar 22, 2001, 18:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

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"Wednesday was "one step forward, one step back" day for 'net-enabled embedded Linux as 3Com announced its exit from the appliance market (and, consequently, the death of the Kerbango Internet radio), and the New Internet Computer Company announced the release of a second generation of hardware for its New Internet Computer (NIC) (pictured below) to go with its recently-released 2.0 software."

"3Com's withdrawal from the market, as reported by CNET/Yahoo!, is the result of the company's belief that 'net appliances are going to cause heavy short-term losses:"

"While we believe in the potential of the category, it's clear that it will take longer to develop than originally planned and likely to generate losses for the foreseeable future," said 3Com Chief Executive Bruce Claflin."

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