Subject: Re: Netpliance Iopener booted with NetBSD...
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From: Jay Maynard <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/23/2000 21:31:08
On Fri, Mar 24, 2000 at 01:39:30PM +1030, Brett Lymn wrote:
> I just saw a new snippet that Netpliance have modified their iopeners
> to stop people getting a cheap PC.  It remains to be seen what they
> have done to stop people but knowing what I know about board design &
> manufacturing I suspect that it amounts to leaving critical components
> off the board (that critical could just amount to the IDE header).

I've had one on order for a week or so...if they don't make me sign up for
their service for more than a month with some kind of service contract with
a termination penalty, I'll probably have one of the ones that have been
crippled. If I do, I'll let the world know (if someone doesn't beat me to