April 29th, 2004

thinking, perplexed

What was it called?

A few years ago, while there was still a dot-com bubble, there was a company selling an internet appliance with a flat screen, which after its release took about a day for someone to figure out how to get it to run Linux. The company was selling them at a loss and making things up in subscriptions, except that you didn't need a subscription if you were going to run Linux on it.

Anyone remember what they were called?

They weren't Netwinders, which is the word that is stuck in my head preventing me from thinking of the right one, and which are thin clients; this was a modem-based all-in-one home internet appliance that by design could only use the subscription service.

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