In the beginning RightNet continue the turnkey service program initiated by Net+Effects, Inc. providing turnkey systems for business people interested in getting a foot in the door providing Internet Services. In a little over two years Net+Effects helped to create a few more than a dozen very professional new ISP and Web Server Sites. Net+Effects pioneered the model of building complete turnkey systems based on standard building blocks. In the instance of Net+Effects, those blocks included a microsparc workstation hardware platform with a SunOS 4.1.4 operating system.
Over time it became clear that Intel based technology was becoming more powerful and rugged multiuser scalable and safe operating software was becoming stable. RightNet was founded to take advantage of this:
- Pentium based PC's with 32Meg or more of RAM.
- Linux 2.0.x release with Unix power and security options for safer operation on the Internet.
- More options for routers (in a PC server) and communication controllers for dial-in and ISDN.
- A pool of network knowledgeable professionals in the immediate area available to build and service machines remotely anywhere in the world.