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Virgin WebPlayer

-Main Page

-Windows Hack

  -Make your own DOC

Hardware Spec's 

-WebPlayer
-Motherboard
-DiskOnChip
-IDE Connector
-Floppy Connector
-Serial Ports
-Power Supply

Hardware Mod's

-Inserting the DOC
-Remove Noise
-Remove Heatsink
-CPU Clocking

Add Hardware 

-Hard Drive
   -HD Bios-Settings
-Hard Drive LED
-RS-232 Serial Port
-GPS
-PS2 Keyboard
-External Display

Software 

-Suspend Fix

Software Tips

-Terminal Service

Links 

- Links

-FAQ

-Original Story 

-Disclaimer 

-E-Mail

Boundless Virgin WebPlayer 200MHZ Internet Appliance
The Original Story

 

The Beginning

In 1999, Virgin's mega store in Manhattan installed displays advertising something called "Virgin Connect". The deal with this service was that you gave them your credit card number and answered a short survey, and [if your profile matched the market they believed you would spend big online], they send you a "nearly free" Internet access device. By nearly free, I mean that you were charged $50 a year for the first three years of ownership. If were a charter member (one of the first 10,000), they waived the first year's fee, so you wound up getting the device, plus three years of Internet service, for $100. You had to spend at least 10 hours per month online with the appliance. Access was provided by Prodigy, so there was no shortage of local phone numbers.

 

Continue to "The End"

 

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