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The Register: SuSE, MandrakeSoft to promote Linux NC architecture

Feb 15, 2000, 18:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"Linux distributors SuSE and MandrakeSoft are to back a little-known French IT operation Linbox's attempt to define the open source OS as a standard for network computing.

The two distributors will promote something called the Linbox Network Architecture (LNA), a diskless client/server set-up. Right now, LNA comprises Linbox's NetServer hardware, which already ships with SuSE and Mandrake versions of Linux, and up to 32 diskless NetStation clients hanging off it. Users can run Linux applications on the client, loaded off the server, or on the server itself.

However, LNA systems could easily be built around hardware from other vendors, and ultimately even using software from other Linux distributors. SuSE, MandrakeSoft and Linbox plan to promote LNA as an open standard."

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