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Atipa Linux Solutions Draws Large Crowds at New York PC Expo

Jun 29, 1999, 17:21 (0 Talkback[s])

Atipa Draws Large Crowds at New York PC Expo.

JOPLIN, MISSOURI - June 28, 1999 Atipa Linux Solutions, a leading provider of Linux workstation, server, and cluster solutions drew large crowds at the New York PC Expo, June 22-24. The biggest buzz was around their workstation line. Atipa was displaying a Beowulf cluster and one of the most popular items at the show, a Linux workstation running VMware[tm]. Many IT managers and attendees, that were previously unaware of this solution, were amazed at how well Linux and Windows were able to coexist. Windows 98 was running in VMware[tm] with Red Hat 6.0 being the base operating system. There was virtually no degradation of performance with either OS.

By displaying this software, Atipa was able to capture the attention of companies who were thinking about switching to Linux. Atipa is the first, and so far only company to provide this powerful solution as an option on its entire workstation line. Atipa custom configures each machine with Linux and VMware[tm] to customer specifications. "The best thing about this solution is that if Windows crashes, all you have to do is close the VMware(c) window. You don't have to reboot your system because you have the stable Linux operating system running the show the whole time," commented Jason Talley, President and CEO of Atipa Linux Solutions.

VMware allows a Linux user to concurrently run Windows 95, 98 or NT and its applications while maintaining a Linux environment. Based on its unique Virtual Platform[tm] technology, VMware[tm] is a thin software layer that effectively frees users from the "one machine, one operating system" model of computing and enables multiple operating systems and associated applications to run concurrently on a single machine, without disk partitioning or re-booting. Each virtual machine environment provides full fault and security isolation, and yet can communicate and share files or devices with other virtual machines.

"We believe that this product, coupled with our proven workstation and server technology will allow Linux to further expand in markets that were previously exclusively Microsoft's," stated Jason Talley. "Many would-be Linux users are tempted to stay with a Microsoft product because of certain applications that have yet to be ported to Linux. This new product allows the user to run those applications. In essence, Linux users can now enjoy the power and freedom that Linux has to offer without making the tradeoffs in Windows applications."

Atipa Linux Solutions has been distributing Linux workstations, servers, and clusters since 1994, making them the first dedicated Linux solutions company. Atipa Linux Solutions is based in Joplin, Missouri and is privately held. The company can be reached at 417.206.2439 or at www.atipa.com.

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