ZDNet has news of the latest network computing device from Oracle chief Larry Ellison: "It runs Linux, the free
open source code operating system, a 266 MHz Cyrix
processor, 64 megabytes of memory, a CD ROM drive and a
56K modem. The device contains no hard disk and for $199
no monitor is included. It can be used on either an Ethernet
local area network or be plugged into a phone jack." Ellison hopes the new device will help undercut the Windows monopoly -- if for no other reason than to swat that pesky Bill Gates out of holding the richest man in the world title (Ellison is a close second).
February 10, 2001