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DukeOfURL: Pogo Linux Altura Athlon XP Workstation Review

Nov 30, 2001, 18:58 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

[ Thanks to Patrick Mullen for this link. ]

If you've been following Linux over the last few years, you'll notice that Linux companies have been popping up left and right. With the tech slump upon us, even the big names like VA Linux have dropped out of the Linux hardware business. One company, however; that has withstood the test of time is Pogo Linux.

Pogo Linux has been building systems for quite some time now, but during the big Linux hype of 1999, they finally started to rise to the top, with their quality-focused Linux boxes. Unlike VA Linux, however; Pogo Linux is still churning out professional and home solutions with the focus on Linux.

Don't let the name fool you, although, they're not afraid to dabble with Windows, either. If you've been reading the page for a while, I'm sure you'll remember our various reviews of Pogo Linux machines It seems Pogo has always had something special to offer in their systems. Our first test machine, was a Winux solution, that is, it came with a pretty snappy hardware profile complete with VMware. Shortly thereafter, we reviewed their "Gigahertz for a Grand" Altura, which marked the resurrection of the AMD processor in Pogo's line of machines. Shortly thereafter, Pogo showed its faith in AMD and teamed up AMD's Athlon with IDE RAID -- which proved to be a stellar combination for workstations. Not too long ago, as well, we took a look at another outstanding deal, a 1.4 GHz Pentium 4 machine for $1000.

Pogo has shown they have what it takes to stand out from the crowd of manufacturers that seemingly lie around every corner of the computing world. Can their latest creation separate itself from the pack once again? Read on to find out.

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