A few years ago, while there was still a dot-com bubble, there was a
company selling an internet appliance with a flat screen, which after
its release took about a day for someone to figure out how to get it
to run Linux. The company was selling them at a loss and making things
up in subscriptions, except that you didn’t need a subscription if
you were going to run Linux on it.
Anyone remember what they were called?
They weren’t Netwinders,
which is the word that is stuck in my head preventing me from thinking
of the right one, and which are thin clients; this was a modem-based
all-in-one home internet appliance that by design could only use the