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TechWeb: Linux Undergoes E-Commerce Test

Aug 05, 1999, 23:52 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"Linux suppliers are pitching their bundles as a low-cost way to set up online businesses,playing to IT's need to demonstrate a return on e-commerce investments.

"VA Linux Systems will use next week's Linuxworld Expo in San Jose to introduce rack-mountable Intel-Linux servers, in part designed for large data centers supporting e-commerce operations. It closely follows an e-commerce software bundle from Linux distributor Red Hat, whose much-anticipated IPO may launch as early as next week.

"Evangelists of the open-source operating system have a lot to prove if they are to persuade IT managers to extend their use of Linux..."

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