The PIC is a low cost, sealed fanless PC with pre-installed software designed to help
provide 50 percent of the world's population with internet access and computing capabilities
by the year 2015 - an initiative dubbed 50x15 by AMD.
AMD's low-power Geode GX processor powers the PIC,
which is barely larger than the 3.5 inch hard drive inside its rugged enclosure.
The PIC runs Windows CE 5.0, and the entire operating system and software
can be reloaded or upgraded through rather clever secure BIOS technology,
placing software maintenance in the hands of your friendly neighbourhood service provider.
The PIC comes with enough software for most tasks:
a browser supporting Flash;
email and messenger clients;
MS compatible word processor and spreadsheet,
and the ability to view images,
multimedia files and several other standard document types.This might make Internet Security easier to maintain.
Leave the internet connection OFF your desktop.