The Register: Gateway to unveil Linux-based AOL box Friday

“Gateway will take the wraps off its Transmeta-based,
AOL-oriented Net appliance tomorrow, company sources have

The announcement will follow today’s alliance between
Gateway and chip-maker Broadcom, which will see the duo co-develop
systems capable of pumping streamed digital audio and video content
to a variety of consumer electronics devices, such as TVs, PCs and
(hint, hint) Internet appliances.

“The Broadcom deal essentially means Gateway will support the
chip company’s phone network chipset, which allows devices to
communicate across a home’s phone cabling. The Broadcom solution is
based on the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
specification. Gateway home-oriented PCs already contain Broadcom’s


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