"Linuxcare, Inc., a recognized leader in providing comprehensive
professional services and solutions for Linux and open-source
technologies, has teamed with Compaq Computer Corporation through
the Compaq Solutions Alliance program (http://www.compaq.com/csa) to
vastly simplify Linux installation on Alpha servers with the
introduction of Linux Jumpstart! CD."
"The new CD quickly configures the server to boot Linux on most
Alpha-based systems. Traditional installation of Linux on Alpha
hardware has required detailed knowledge of commands to prepare the
system. Linuxcare developed the Linux Jumpstart! CD for Compaq
customers to automatically install most Linux distributions on an
Alpha server via an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI).
Designed to be used by novices and advanced users, the CD
allows the administrator to select their level of involvement in
the setup process. In addition, the CD can be used to rescue and
reboot a damaged system."
"As companies consider where Linux fits best in their
enterprises and in their development strategies, the new Linux
Jumpstart! CD removes installation headaches as a factor in the
decision-making process," said Carl Ramsey, world wide director,
Compaq Solutions Alliance. "Linuxcare is the right partner for this
project because it demonstrated the expertise and distribution
neutrality necessary to satisfy the diverse needs of our