"Quantum Corp. has chosen Linux for its new mid-tier NAS
[network-attached storage] product family, thumbing its
nose at competitors that have adopted Microsoft Corp.'s operating
"Quantum is breaking out of its traditional departmental-level
NAS market with the launch of the Guardian 14000, priced starting
at $25,000. The Guardian 14000, which provides up to 1.4 TB of
storage in a 3U-high box, will have limited availability next month
and ship in quantity later this summer...
"Does Quantum really have a shot in pitting its 40-odd Linux
programmers against the legions of Windows coders Microsoft has at
its disposal? No one can say how this storyline will play out in
the long run, but for a time at least, Quantum definitely has a
chance to hold its own against Windows-based NAS..."