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Nov 28, 2000, 07:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Bennett)

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"Eighteen months ago it looked neigh on impossible, but today, leading server hardware makers and the various Linux companies are becoming increasingly locked together in web of symbiotic relationships. These, generally loose, alliances are reshaping the face of the server business."

"Take for example, Compaq. On Wednesday the company announced plans to sell Linux with its ProLiant range of servers. The company said it would preload Red Hat Linux 7.0 on its DL360 and ML330 servers. The complete package will include 90 days of hardware and operating system support as well as configuration and set-up services. This arrangement is all part of the companies wide-ranging alliance with Red Hat."

"Now I could equally have looked at any one of the other three leading server manufacturers. IBM, Dell and Hewlett-Packard all now have significant partnerships with key Linux distribution vendors - most Red Hat, but Caldera and Suse also score big with the hardware heavyweights."

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