Corel Computer Launches the NetWinder™ DM
NetWinder™ DM, the Linux Computer for Developers
Ottawa, Canada — June 28, 1998 — Corel Computer today announced the release of the NetWinder™ DM, a powerful Linux-based development platform. Powered by the RISC-based StrongARM™ microprocessor, and the Linux operating system, the Corel Computer machine delivers high-end performance for commercial and institutional application development.
“We are pleased to deliver this much anticipated product, the first NetWinder in a family of network computer products from Corel Computer,” said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. “The Linux and Open Source communities have enthusiastically responded to the announcement of the NetWinder DM and its potential applications. Its size, power and value make it an ideal alternative development platform.”
The NetWinder DM is a development machine built on leading edge hardware and designed specifically for the power user. The combination of hardware and integrated open source software ensures that the NetWinder DM will be an ideal development tool for years to come.
“The NetWinder DM offers developers and OEM partners a chance to explore new markets and opportunities,” said Ron McNab, vice president and general manager of Corel Computer. “Low cost of participation, and the chance to offer unique solutions, consultation and experience are some of the reasons we are seeing such a positive initial response from the Linux community.”
What the Industry is Saying
“Cary has been a test site for the NetWinder, and we have been impressed with the platform's stability, performance and maintainability,” said Bill Strosberg, president and chief executive officer of Cary Peripherals Inc. Cary Peripherals, a recognized leader in providing leading edge system platforms designed for tough environments and continuous operation, specializes in engineering and integrating products for the transaction processing marketplace. “Corel's very brave and innovative support for Open Source initiatives made us comfortable that the NetWinder would be well supported. The NetWinder leverages the Linux operating system community for a stable, reliable and fast foundation for the upcoming Java version.”
“The NetWinder is well designed and the small size and low cost make it great for digital signal processing, manufacturing control or embedded systems applications,” said Eric LaForest, beta tester and computer engineering technology student. “Because the operating system is Linux, I have been able to port a number of Open Source programs to the NetWinder without a hitch. I hope to be able to continue to use the NetWinder to study such applications as wearable computing. The NetWinder is a good system for this research because of its extensive built-in peripheral support and low power consumption.”
The NetWinder DM configuration
Pricing and availability for the NetWinder DM with 32MB RAM
The Future of Corel Computer
Corel ComputerCorel Computer, a global player in the design and manufacture of high quality video conferencing and network computing products, markets the NetWinder™ and CorelVIDEO™ product lines as part of a strategy to merge communications and computing on the desktop. As a vigorous proponent of open standards and vendor neutral technology, Corel Computer has incorporated the StrongARM™ microprocessor and the Linux operating system into its compact, powerful NetWinder network computing products, which deliver more than 250 MIPS yet consumes a fraction of the power of an average desktop computer. Its CorelVIDEO platform comprises reliable, scalable tools for face-to-face video communications, whether across the hall or around the world. Corel Computer is a separate division of Corel Corporation, an award-winning developer of graphics software and productivity applications. Company information is available on the World Wide Web at www.corelcomputer.com.
Corel and CorelVIDEO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation. Used with permission. NetWinder is a trademark of Corel Computer Corp. StrongARM is a trademark of Advanced RISC Machines, Ltd. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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