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Linux-based NIC goes belly up

Jun 2, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

An article at CNET describes the demise of the New Internet Computer (NIC) company, which was founded by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. The NIC was a small Linux-based “thin client” system that was sold in the US for around $200, complete with Linux loaded from a built-in CDROM drive. The article attributes the failure of the NIC company to the lack of market for using a “Web-surfing appliance as an alternative to a low-cost PC.”

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