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Computer Currents: Linux Fit for the Desktop

Aug 09, 1999, 18:26 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maggie Biggs)

"Think Linux and you probably think cost-conscious server software. You may be already using Linux on your intranet for file and print sharing, Web serving, and other network services because it's stable and cheap."

"But what about the PCs connected to your network? Is there a Linux for the people processing office documents, writing e-mail messages, and surfing the Web? One that's cheaper than running Windows 95, 98, or NT Work station? There is indeed: TurboLinux Work station 3.6, the first Linux distribution aimed squarely at the desktop..."

"The folks at TurboLinux (formerly Pacific HiTech) have created two different Linuxes--this Workstation version and a separate Server version due this fall. The company is also developing the TurboCluster Server, which allows network administrators to combine multiple TurboLinux servers to handle more network traffic or keep a Web site running while some servers are down for maintenance.'

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