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BW: Pogo Linux Announces New Desktop Running Windows and Linux Simultaneously...

Aug 03, 2000, 21:15 (3 Talkback[s])


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"Pogo Linux today announced that it has finalized an agreement with VMware, Inc. to bundle and preconfigure VMware's desktop software with a Pogo Linux desktop system."

"The new offering, appropriately named the "Winux System", will allow traditional Windows users to enjoy the power and stability of Linux on the desktop without sacrificing the convenience and popularity of Windows applications. The system is based on the Intel (Nasdaq:INTC) Pentium 3 architecture and RedHat's (Nasdaq:RHAT) Linux distribution, and, using VMware's software, will allow the user to run Microsoft Windows 98 in a VMware virtual machine."

"The Winux computer will enable the user to run traditional Windows applications such as Microsoft Office while using Linux at the same time. These systems are very attractive to Windows users who have hesitated in converting to Linux because of the lack of commercial Linux software. Winux systems will also offer better stability to Windows users because if Windows crashes in a VMware virtual machine, it will not crash the entire computer. In that scenario, the user simply reboots the VMware virtual machine and continues to work in Windows."

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