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InfoWorld: Dell offers Linux on workstations, servers

Mar 22, 1999, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elinor Mills)

"Dell on Sunday began selling on its Web site workstations with Linux pre-installed, and on Monday will offer factory-installed Linux on servers..."

"Customers buying Precision 410 or 610 workstations can now order them pre-configured with the Linux 5.2 operating system from Red Hat Software, said Dell spokesman John Weisblatt. Customers will pay a $20 installation fee for Linux, which they don't have to pay for Windows NT, he said. That fee includes 90 days of customer support from a separate company called Linuxcare.

"On Monday, Dell customers will be able to buy PowerEdge 1300 and 2300 servers with Linux pre-installed, also through Dell's Web site. The installation fee will be $99, and the 90-day Linuxcare support will cost an additional $75, Weisblatt said."

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