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Information/Internet Appliances
Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware

nettop pc  Internet Appliances Market Overview Information appliances (also called PC appliances and Internet appliances ) are the latest name for the type of computing similar to that pushed by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison a few years ago under the name of Network Computer . Whatever you call it, this market is new and growing. In recent months, most of the large hardware vendors (Compaq, Dell, Gateway, IBM) have started to announce products or plans for products. In addition, COMDEX '99 highlighted a

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