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Micron, Prodigy, Linux join "free PC" trend

The mind meld of PC makers and Internet service providers gathers steam as more participants join the fray.

 

  latest developments 

The mind meld of PC makers and Internet service providers chugs along as more participants join the fray.

"We all have to come to grips with the fact that the Web is rapidly transforming the PC business."

- Joel Kocher, Micron CEO

 


Micron eyes Web services with NetLimited buy
The melding of PC makers and Web companies takes another step forward as Micron Electronics announces its plan to acquire the services firm.

$199 Linux device in Prodigy deal
Ebiz Enterprises and its Linux Store unit is aiming a $199 Net device directly at ISPs, with a Prodigy deal leading the way.

CompUSA joins the "free PC" subsidy craze
The chain of stores will begin offering customers "free" PCs through an in-store subsidy program, joining a growing trend.