IT-Director: Linux a ready-made solutionJan 12, 2001, 16:17 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Rauch Medien of New York, is one company that has addressed the problem with the DB-BOX. Simply connecting it to the network, the DB-Box aims to become a complete plug and play database solution, supposedly, allowing anyone to manage his or her entire office in just a few clicks. Using only a web browser the DB-BOX database is quite easy to set-up and creates a sale, inventory, or technical support system. It is a preloaded and configured Linux platform that can be accessed over a network using Windows, Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, Mac or Windows CE environments. Any device that has a web browser can access the DB-BOX database. Features of the DB-BOX also include a RAID mirroring system and UPS for added reliability."
"The DB-Box is not the only example of a "ready-to-ship" Linux box. There are over twenty companies in the UK and many more in the U.S that offer similar preloaded products and business support services. A whole range of options is available, from Notebooks and workstations to extremely large server platforms. All suppliers are similar, pricing the basic workstation package at around £1000, hardware add-on's at an extra cost."