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TechWeb: Dell To Pre-Install Red Hat Linux On Servers

Jun 20, 2000, 23:50 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Glascock)

"The pact gives Dell and Red Hat a big boost in the Linux- and Unix-powered server markets. It also potentially opens new channels for Linux to capture more market share."

"We see significant immediate market opportunity for Linux in high-volume spaces, including the Internet appliance space and in general-purpose servers at the front end of the Internet infrastructure," said Michael Lambert, senior vice president of the enterprise systems group at Dell, Round Rock, Texas. "We see an immediate opportunity to take away business from Sun Solaris and other Unix variations of the front-end of the Internet infrastructure."

"Under the Dell/Red Hat pact, service calls initially will be fielded by Dell, which will determine whether the call requires hardware or software attention, said a spokeswoman for Dell. The service and support infrastructure, however, will come largely from Red Hat, Durham, N.C."

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