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VNU Net: SGI to launch Linux servers

Jul 20, 1999, 13:19 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry De La Rosa)

"SGI has fleshed out its plans for Linux by announcing that it will offer a range of Linux server machines at the end of September and open source more of its proprietary technology."

"Jim Irving, SGI's UK workstations director, said that SGI plans, 'a family of high performance and very resilient Linux systems [that] will be Intel based servers aimed at the volume market, designed to compete at the core of the Dell/Compaq marketplace.'"

"SGI had already announced plans to offer Linux as a third operating system alongside Irix and NT. The company cited three reasons: 'The lower cost of ownership associated with PC economics, the large application availability and the reliability and stability afforded by the Linux operating system.'"

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