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iTWeb: Pre-Loaded Linux--Game On!

Sep 28, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carel Alberts)

"You have to hand it to The New Novell--it is really taking the bull by the horns. Some weeks ago, Brainstorm Special Focus did some worldwide window-shopping for PCs anywhere on the planet that come pre-loaded with Linux. There were none we could see--certainly not the comprehensively tested, supported, indemnified and software-supported sort we were looking for.

"The timid would say there had to be a reason for that. Maybe the market wasn't ready. But to local MD Stafford Masie's thinking, there's absolutely no reason Novell couldn't do such a deal with hardware original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). After all, Novell gives these hardware pioneers and the Linux community access to its R&D, support and indemnification..."

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