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AsiaBizTech: Linux Favored as OS by Broadcast Industry OEMs

Jun 15, 2000, 07:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Teri Sprackland)

"Companies that make editing and broadcast equipment are pairing up with systems integrators who have expertise in high capacity, high speed caching, and storage development. Although most previous product lines have been based on Microsoft's offerings, that situation may not continue."

"Linux, a Unix operating system available freely on an open software basis, is becoming an alternative platform to the ubiquitous Windows NT. The IPO success stories of RedHat, Linux VA and Cobalt are blazing a trail through Microsoft's domain, while other Linux-based companies are staking flags in other markets."

"One such integrator, LinuxSC, has announced deals with several broadcast industry equipment original equipment manufacturers, including Fast Multimedia and Prophet Systems Innovations."

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