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Yahoo!: Intel unveils plans for Web appliances

Jan 06, 2000, 00:36 (2 Talkback[s])

"Intel Corp... announced on Wednesday its strategy for developing Web appliances that would be resold by Internet service providers and phone companies."

"The devices, due out by midyear and aimed at the consumer market, will be designed by Intel, the world's largest chipmaker. At least initially they will be made by consumer electronics manufacturers..."

"The company will showcase several prototypes of designs for the devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week..."

"The devices will use a form of upstart operating system Linux, rather than the Windows operating system of its longtime partner, Microsoft Corp. An Intel spokesman said that customers the company had talked to requested that the devices run Linux."

"Intel is working with Lucent, for example, on a so-called unified message mailbox that would deliver both voice- and e-mail in one device."

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