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Smart Partner: LinuxWorld 2001 - The Best Is Yet To Come

Jan 31, 2001, 00:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"The real news from the show is Linux's continuing journey into the mainstream of server computing. All the major server players who have already committed to Linux--Compaq, Dell and IBM--will be there with a flurry of new small deals to show that they're serious about Linux."

"They'll be joined by Hewlett-Packard, which is making its first strong move into Linux. Working with Linuxcare, HP will be offering 24 by 7 support for enterprise level computing. To get their new Linux lines and service out to the customers, CEO Carly Fiorina will be relying heavily on top HP VAR, MSC Software."

"Don't think for a moment that Linux hardware vendors aren't playing for keeps as well. VA Linux is releasing a new series of 1.75 inches (1U) thick rack-mountable servers for customers, such as ISPs or server farms, that need many inexpensive servers in tight spaces."

"Product news is light from Penguin Computing, but there are big changes in the company's management. In an attempt to play with the big boys of server computing, Penguin has brought on experienced high-level administrators to take the company to the next level, starting with the new, CEO, Martin Seyer."

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