AMD's PIC Available

By Justin Mann on September 30, 2005, 12:37 PM
AMD's “PIC”s, short for Personal Internet Communicator, embedded PCs designed to be super-cheap to help bring Internet access to people all around the world, are going to be closer to home than we originally thought. In fact, your local Radio Shack may have one. They aren't intended to be performance machines, of course, and are in fact just another way of saying “E-Machine”, intended solely for Internet access. For $299 though, a smart enthusiast could probably build something better – Maybe. It's still very interesting, and I'd like to see what people end up doing with these.

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mxgolfcpu said:
I had a chance to play with one of these things that they had set up at the Astrodome for the hurricane evacuees. It is really very functional for surfing the Internet and Web mail. The great thing about this device that I witnessed at the Astrodome is that anyone is able to use one of these without any PC experience. I poked around on the device and it appears to prevent the user from messing with the operating system files making it ***** proof and immune to virus. I am going to get one of these for my mom. It will be perfect so I dont have to be fixing her PC all of the time.
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