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Dell takeover fuels Mac panic

Feb 18, 2010, 16:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

"When Dell announced a buyout of systems management appliance company KACE last week, there was one big question customers wanted to ask -- did that mean support for Macs and Linux was about to get dumped from its products?

"A large part of KACE's business has been Windows-focused, especially with many companies seeking to migrate directly from Windows XP to Windows 7, KACE marketing vice president Wynn White told APC. However, even smaller organisations (KACE's main target) typically have to deploy and manage multiple OSes, White noted, and support for Max and Linux platforms has been a major selling point for the company since it begin selling its appliances in 2005."

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