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Corel has announced the availability of its latest Linux machine, the NetWinder Group Server. The new StrongARM and Red Hat-based box is aimed at departmental workgroups and small businesses, and is priced between $979 and $1,839. The entry level model is a diskless machine with 32 megabytes RAM, and pricing is $1,339, $1,629 and $1,839 for 2, 4 and 6 gigabyte hard disk respectively. The machines come with a full suit of Internet/intranet services, including Web publishing, Common Gateway Interface, Perl scripting, HTML page authoring, email services, and public and private threaded discussion, allowing workgroup communication and collaboration. They also have document indexing, searching and management facilities, and support cross-platform file sharing and transfer between the NetWinder and NT, Windows 95 and Apple platforms. The machines run a Corel-modified version of Red Hat 5.1 and a StrongARM SA-110 275MHz CPU. They include two Ethernet connections, Iomega, Zip and Imation support and 2 megabytes accelerated video. Sound facilities and onboard video capture and playback are also included. ®

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