If you've been following Linux over the last few years,
you'll notice that Linux companies have been popping up left and
right. With the tech slump upon us, even the big names like VA
Linux have dropped out of the Linux hardware business. One company,
however; that has withstood the test of time is Pogo Linux.
Pogo Linux has been building systems for quite some time now,
but during the big Linux hype of 1999, they finally started to rise
to the top, with their quality-focused Linux boxes. Unlike VA
Linux, however; Pogo Linux is still churning out professional and
home solutions with the focus on Linux.
Don't let the name fool you, although, they're not afraid to
dabble with Windows, either. If you've been reading the page for a
while, I'm sure you'll remember our various reviews of Pogo Linux
machines It seems Pogo has always had something special to offer in
their systems. Our first test machine, was a Winux solution, that
is, it came with a pretty snappy hardware profile complete with
VMware. Shortly thereafter, we reviewed their "Gigahertz for a
Grand" Altura, which marked the resurrection of the AMD processor
in Pogo's line of machines. Shortly thereafter, Pogo showed its
faith in AMD and teamed up AMD's Athlon with IDE RAID -- which
proved to be a stellar combination for workstations. Not too long
ago, as well, we took a look at another outstanding deal, a 1.4 GHz
Pentium 4 machine for $1000.
Pogo has shown they have what it takes to stand out from the
crowd of manufacturers that seemingly lie around every corner of
the computing world. Can their latest creation separate itself from
the pack once again? Read on to find out.