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LinuxLookup.com: PogoLinux Kona Workstation Review!

Nov 17, 2000, 08:57 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It's not too often you hear of a pre-built Linux machine, right? Sure some major vendors (brand-name PC manufactures) are starting to jump on the Linux bandwagon to offer their own "Linux solution" with their own fabricated components and pre-installed distribution. But from my experiences, brand-name PCs are nothing but trouble. Often opting for cheap, generic, run of the mill components just to save a few dollars and give the illusion the consumer is getting "more bang for the buck."

"This is where PogoLinux differs. Every workstation & server is forged from high-quality third-party hardware chosen by their engineers, specifically for the Linux OS. Personally I like to build my machines from scratch, picking each component individually. But some people may not be comfortable in doing so and that is why I was quite please with PogoLinux and how they handle business. Offering a default configuration of quality brand-name hardware for the new-users and also alternative hardware choices/upgrades for the experienced user to pick from, for each product line. It's like building your own Linux machine from scratch, but with suggestions."

"Recently, I had the opportunity to review the PogoLinux Kona workstation at its default configuration. I was quite pleased with the hardware inside the Kona; frankly, I was expecting less, given this machine's low price. So I'll begin with a general overview of the hardware on a basic Kona machine."

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