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LinuxPR: Compaq and Linuxcare Boost Linux Installation on Alpha Servers with Linux Jumpstart! CD

Aug 02, 2000, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linuxcare, Inc., a recognized leader in providing comprehensive professional services and solutions for Linux and open-source technologies, has teamed with Compaq Computer Corporation through the Compaq Solutions Alliance program (http://www.compaq.com/csa) to vastly simplify Linux installation on Alpha servers with the introduction of Linux Jumpstart! CD."

"The new CD quickly configures the server to boot Linux on most Alpha-based systems. Traditional installation of Linux on Alpha hardware has required detailed knowledge of commands to prepare the system. Linuxcare developed the Linux Jumpstart! CD for Compaq customers to automatically install most Linux distributions on an Alpha server via an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). Designed to be used by novices and advanced users, the CD allows the administrator to select their level of involvement in the setup process. In addition, the CD can be used to rescue and reboot a damaged system."

"As companies consider where Linux fits best in their enterprises and in their development strategies, the new Linux Jumpstart! CD removes installation headaches as a factor in the decision-making process," said Carl Ramsey, world wide director, Compaq Solutions Alliance. "Linuxcare is the right partner for this project because it demonstrated the expertise and distribution neutrality necessary to satisfy the diverse needs of our customers."

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