ZDnet: Dell Tightens Linux Ties
Aug 12, 2003, 18:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
"Dell has expanded its work with leading Linux seller Red Hat,
but its relations with No. 2 SuSE are warming.
"Dell's primary Linux partner is Red Hat, whose software it
bundles with its servers and with whom the company has signed
support contracts. Last week, Dell announced it has begun making
Red Hat's new midrange version of Linux available with its
"But because of customer demand, the Round Rock, Texas-based
computer maker and SuSE are starting to work more closely together,
SuSE CEO Richard Seibt said. In one recent customer deal, Dell bid
with Red Hat as a partner and IBM bid with SuSE. Dell won, but the
customer requested that Dell install SuSE's Linux, Seibt said. SuSE
declined to disclose the name of the customer..."