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Intel ignores Windows with iMac-like Dot.Station

Jun 29, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Brad Gibson, editor at ZDNet UK, has written an article about the newly announced Intel Dot.Station. The device features an iMac-like desktop and uses Red Hat Linux — rather than Windows — as its software platform. Gibson writes . . .

“Dot.Station, shown at PC Expo in New York City this week, lets people surf the Web, exchange emails and make phone calls with a handset on the top of the unit. The device . . . will not be sold directly to consumers but through a variety or retailers and business that will make it part of a service agreement, such as banks and Internet service providers.”

“The unit will come with a 14-inch screen, a hard drive so consumers can run applications or store data and will use the Mozilla Web browser. An Intel Celeron processor and the Red Hat operating system form the key to the terminals operations.”

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