A small, power-efficient computer developed by Corel
, later sold to (now defunct) rebel.com
. It comes in two styles: a rack-mounted version and a low-footprint desktop model. The older models contain an ARM
processor and the newest models contain Transmeta Crusoe
processors. They all run the Linux
Its primary use is as an office server, serving e-mail, web content, mailing lists, file/printer sharing and serving as a masquerading firewall. It handles any type of internet connection, from modem to DSL. The whole system can be administered through a slick web based configuration system. It is also useful as a development platform for embedded systems based on ARM. The Linux distribution is based off of Redhat 6, and RPM is used for package management. http://netwinder.org is the place to go for technical information and prebuilt software packages.