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ZDNet: More Linux Desktops On the Way

Dec 06, 2002, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)


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"Entering a market that has attracted the likes of Sun Microsystems and raised an alarm at Microsoft, Penguin Computing announced Thursday a new desktop PC for businesses that runs on the open-source Linux operating system.

"The computer manufacturer, best known for its Linux servers and workstations, introduced the Niveus 1X Linux desktop, which offers a choice between Intel's Celeron and Pentium 4 processors. It is available now directly from Penguin for a price starting at about $700 without a monitor.

"Penguin said that with the machine, it hopes to address a movement among some companies, educational institutions and government agencies to use Linux desktops, as opposed to desktops running Microsoft's proprietary Windows OS, in specific areas, such as business call centers. Sun Microsystems announced a similar move toward that market last August. Penguin plans to begin offering its Linux desktops in 2003..."

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