New Internet Computer Company Releases NIC 2.0
New release makes connecting the device to the Internet easier.Oracle spin-off New Internet Computer Company (NICC) has released version 2.0 of the operating system for its NIC: a Linux-based Internet appliance. According to the company, the enhancements are centered around streamlining the device's usability and improving the ease with which the device can connect to various broad-band and dialup ISP's.
This newest version of the OS is available as a free upgrade on CD to current NIC users.
The basic NIC specifications include:
- VIA Cyrix MII PR266 processor
- 64MB RAM
- 4MB EEPROM
- 24X CD-ROM Drive
- 56K Modem
- 10/100 base T Ethernet
- 2 USB Ports
- Keyboard & Mouse
The base unit costs $199.99. Additional bundles are available that provide either a 15" SVGA monitor for a total of $319.98 or a 12.1" flat screen active matrix LCD display for a total of $664.98.
In a press release, the company provided a long list of enhancements to the newest OS:
- Graphical boot-up
- Netscape 4.76 web browser
- Upgraded plug-ins for the browser
- Macromedia Flash 5.0
- RealPlayer 8.0
- More intuitive setup interface
- Easier setup for LANs, DSL and Cable Modems
- Improved performance and reliability for modem connectivity
- Quick-link buttons and icons to preferred sites and web partners such as Amazon and NBCi
- Support for TrueType fonts
- Extensive Help Center with screenshots and tips
- Ability to set a default homepage
- Improved USB printer support (many more models)
- Sleep mode
- Citrix Version 6
- Instant messaging
- MP3 player enhancements
- More games
- NETWORD web-searching
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