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PC World: Dell Preloads Red Hat Linux

Oct 29, 1999, 16:05 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Mainelli)

"Buyers of Dell servers will get an easily accessible alternative to Microsoft Windows NT when the PC vendor starts offering to preload Red Hat Linux on its server products."

"Dell has long supported Red Hat's distribution of the open-source operating system, which includes tools for installing and managing the operating system, says Russ Holt, Dell vice president and general manager of departmental and workgroup servers..."

"Linux is a good operating system for entry-level servers that handle specific jobs such as Web hosting, Holt says. It doesn't support as many applications as some operating systems, but it's a robust alternative for a server dedicated to a specific job."

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