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CNET News.com: Linux gets closer to mainstream use

“Linux just got one step closer to mainstream use in a deal
between a small computer maker and Prodigy, one of the Internet’s
oldest service providers.”

“Ebiz Enterprises and its Linux Store unit is aiming its $199
Internet device directly at ISPs, with the just-inked Prodigy deal
leading the way.”

“The online service sees Linux, the upstart, open-source
operating system, as a good way to power either cheap Internet
appliances or servers at the center of high-speed home computer
networks, Prodigy chief technology officer Bill Kirkner said today.
‘This provides a very effective, low-cost alternative,’ Kirkner
said.”

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