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CRN: PC Expo Embraces Linux

Jun 29, 2000, 22:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michele Pepe)

"Linux received its fair share of attention at this year's PC Expo...."

"Compaq representative Doug Emmons discussed Web sites and technical support programs the vendor put in place to help its solution providers unearth opportunities in the Linux space. "We've gotten 40 million hits and 40,000 registrants on our site already," said Emmons. "We're trying to make it as easy as possible for our [customers] to port to Linux." Compaq also offers a portal for Linux material, AlphaServer Linux support and a Solutions Alliance for partnering, porting and testing."

"Other panelists discussed the cost-effectiveness and ease of use of Linux applications. "Almost every desktop user needs a word processor, spreadsheet, browser and e-mail. You have all that available with Linux," said Kit Cosper of VA Linux Systems. "There's absolutely no argument for not using this OS."

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