New Internet Computer
|Manufacturer||New Internet Computer Company|
|Release date||July 6, 2000|
|Units sold||Less than 50,000|
|CPU||266 MHz Cyrix MII|
|Memory||64 MB RAM|
|Storage||4 MB Flash Memory|
|Connectivity||10 MBps Ethernet
Two USB 1.1 ports
|Power||60 Watt Power Supply|
The New Internet Computer (NIC) was a Linux-based internet appliance released July 6, 2000 by Larry Ellison's and Gina Smith's New Internet Computer Company. The system (without a monitor) sold for US$199.
The NIC boots from a CD-ROM with a custom Linux distribution developed by Wim Coekaerts. It has no hard drive and no way to install additional software. The system's only nonvolatile storage is 4 MB of flash memory.
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- Internet Appliance Eliminates Hard Drive J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times, September 28, 2000
- Wim Coekaerts is Oracle's Mr. Linux Steve Lipson, Oracle Magazine
- Linux and the New Internet Computer Billy Hall, Linux Journal, February 2001
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