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Reuters: Dell Throws Its Support To Windows Rival Linux

Apr 06, 1999, 12:42 (1 Talkback[s])

"In a series of announcements, Dell said it had taken an equity stake in Red Hat, a leading supplier of Linux software, and was now offering to install Linux on a number of its computers. Dell is the world's No. 1 direct supplier of personal computers.

"Dell said it was now offering factory installation of Linux software as an option on selected server and workstation personal computers (PCs). Servers are computers used to manage networks of other PCs. Workstations are powerful PCs used by researchers and designers on data-intensive tasks.

"In a further endorsement of Linux, Dell said it had signed up a new corporate customer -- clothing retailer Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. -- to buy 1,250 desktop PCs running Linux as its operating system software."

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