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25 February 1998

Siemens Nixdorf, Europe's largest computer firm, is shopping for a "killer app" for its upcoming PCTV appliances, its answer to WebTV. But they want more than email and web browsing.

Project Mnemonic has developed a modular browser, available in components that perform different tasks. According to the web site, it is a "multilithic, non-dependent, extensible, modular, objective, network-aware internet client." It's in developer release right now. For now, the browser is available only for Linux, though successful recompilations for FreeBSD and Solaris have been reported. News.com has a report.

Sun Microsystems is having a blowout sale. Users of other server OSes, including Windows NT and Linux can purchase Solaris for Intel for up to 70% off.

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