January 25, 2001

It's back: New version of Ellison-backed Linux network computer

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPlanet reports: "The latest, and allegedly first marketable, version of the New Internet Computer was released at the Showcase conference in Palm
Springs this week. Funded by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, San Francisco-based The New Internet Computer Company is the tech
titan's latest attempt to sell the network computer concept he first pitched in 1996.

But unlike the earlier NCs which used proprietary software, the new NIC 2.0 is based on a standard Linux operating and may be the
first device of its kind to support Macromedia's Flash format as well as other streaming video and audio formats such as Real Player's
G2. Setup has also been streamlined on NIC 2.0."


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