"Dell Computer and Red Hat Inc. are devoting more engineering
talent and technical support to their Linux customers. The
partnership, revealed today, is part of Dell's plan to steal
Web-server market share from Unix vendors."
"Dell and Red Hat unveiled what they call a one-source alliance
through which they will develop versions of Red Hat Linux optimized
for Dell servers and speed work on increasing the reliability and
availability of the open-source operating system. The pair will
train more Dell support staff to field calls from companies running
Red Hat's software. The companies also disclosed a Toyota Motor
Sales USA Inc. contract that calls for Toyota to buy more than
1,400 Dell Powerapp.web 100 thin servers loaded with Red Hat
"Michael Lambert, senior VP for Dell's enterprise systems
group, says the company won't try to switch Windows customers to
Linux, but rather will use the open-source system to compete
against Unix offerings from Compaq, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and
Hewlett-Packard in the Internet-appliance and rack-mounted
general-purpose server markets."
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