CNET News: Is That a Mac in a Penguin Suit?
Sep 11, 2002, 14:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Fried)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
[ Thanks to Tomáš Marek for this
"Aiming to capitalize on growing support for Macs within the
open-source community, a Mac dealer has started selling Apple
Computer systems loaded with both the Linux operating system and
Mac OS X.
"For the past few weeks, Moline, Ill.-based QliTech Linux
Computers has been selling PowerBooks, iBooks and Power Macs
containing both Mac OS X and one of several flavors of Linux,
designed to run on PowerPC chips used by Macs.
"QliTech is capitalizing on newfound celebrity status that the
Mac is enjoying within some circles of the open-source community.
The trend has been growing since Apple moved to Mac OS X more than
a year ago. The new operating system has an open-source core and a
Unix base that shares more in common with Linux than did prior Mac