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Re: [K12OSN] FWD: would this work as a thin client?



My guess is that, if the fastest connection is a 33.6 Kbps modem, it's not going to be nearly fast enough
to use as an XServer.


Todd

On Thursday, December 19, 2002, at 12:00 AM, james miller wrote:

Hello all. I'm pretty new to Linux and to the LTSP project, but I ran across
something on the web for really cheap ($12.95!) and wondered if it could work
as a thin client. Seems like, if it would, a bit of fiddling would be
involved. Sorry if this is a stupid question. Anyway, here's the link:
http://www.softwareandstuff.com/h_misc_webpal.html . Description follows:


#######################BEGIN PRODUCT DESCRIPTION########################

Product Description: What the heck is a Webpal you ask??!?! This an Internet
Set-top box which was produced for Newcom, Inc.(Now defunct) by
Teknema(Teknema.com) and originally sold for over $400. The WebPal Internet
Box converts a television set (or VGA monitor) into a device that can access
the Internet. The box is operated by its own hand-held remote control unit,
and a wireless keyboard is also included.


WebPal's built-in 33.6Kbps modem lets you surf the net, through a regular
voice grade telephone line. You can use the Internet Service Provider
recommend by Necom(Earthlink) or specify your own PPP/PAP or CHAP provider.


Good for emailing or simple surfing! Works with any ISP that uses one server
for inbound and outbound e-mail. Experience the Internet on Your TV! The
cheapest way to have email or browse the web on your TV! Wireless keyboard and
remote control Included! Originally retailed for over $399.95!


You can either use the device as a Web-TV type device when connected to your
TV OR Computer monitor!..... OR you can hack it and use it as a Linux box!
This little unit has just about enough features to use it as a PC!!


##########################END PRODUCT DESCRIPTION#########################

James

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