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InfoWorld: OpenLinux eServer not yet a contender

Jan 30, 2000, 15:17 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Yager)

"Attracting Linux converts in the corporate world is a tricky business. While Linux die-hards want all the free software and options they can get, corporate IT managers demand reliable servers that require minimal effort to install and manage. IT administrators want their Linux distributions to ask only those questions it must ask during installation, and they don't like being forced to do a lot of manual configuration just to get on the air after the installation."

"In response, Caldera is aiming OpenLinux eServer 2.3 squarely at the no-nonsense, corporate IT market, trying to win over the e-business server market. OpenLinux eServer is tuned for thin, high-performance operation and easy remote administration. The graphical installer gathers the minimum necessary facts, sniffs out your server hardware, and installs one of five predefined configurations...."

"When defending OpenLinux eServer's $199 price tag, Caldera points primarily to three value-adding enhancements in the new eServer edition: Linux tuned for optimal server performance, Web-based administration, and IBM's contributed commercial software."

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