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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

IIIT all set to launch low cost PC

Tuesday Feb 8, 2005

Pune-based International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) has developed a low-cost personal computer - Nicetop - costing around Rs 10,000 for use in rural India and expects to launch it in the next two-three months.

Nicetop has a 32 bit processor, 64 MB RAM, hi-color monitor and is embedded with Linux OS. It comes with an embedded client and a thin client, with many thin clients connected to a fat client (embedded client), said Sunil Patil, IIIT Dean (Academics and International Relations) . The product would enable farmers to access weather bulletins, primary healthcare data, information on agriculture and prices of commodities in various markets, he added.

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