At work I was required to learn solaris recently, so the evolution started to linux. I still dont know diddly about solaris but the linux is beginning to come along. There was a project rolling around with some very thin client machines that were supposed to allow only certain content and be the internet for certain users who could not or would not get internet themselves.
Sum it up, no one did anything with it so I got the demo machine. It is called a NIC or New Internet Computer (The company t/u about 2 years ago). This has about a 200 mhz cpu and about 64meg of ram no hard drive and a small 4 meg flash disk and CDRom. The machine boots into a nice little gui that is utterly useless. So I went looking for anything that would make this machine functional.
Tried lots of different things and they all would just spin the cdrom and make a front screen and do nothing more. DSL made it work! Still have lots to figure out, like why my 4 gb USB is not recognized and how to create a cd that will allow boot using the usb.
Anyone else out there have one of these little NIC boxes?