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ZDNET News: Look who's joining Linux bandwagon? - startup hardware makers

Nov 02, 1999, 23:25 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"Hundreds of software entrepreneurs, large and small, have jumped on the Linux bandwagon in the last year. But the newest converts to join the ranks include a small -- and growing -- number of startup hardware makers."

"Among the more recent to run up the Penguin flag is Netmachines Inc., a startup that sells a Linux-based server appliance based on Celeron processors made by Intel Corp...."

"Small businesses don't need all the bells and whistles that Windows NT gives them," said Eric Klein, an analyst at The Yankee Group in Boston. "You don't get anywhere near the functionality you get with (Microsoft's small business server). But there are Web applications that maybe can replace most of that functionality."

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