"The real news from the show is Linux's continuing journey into
the mainstream of server computing. All the major server players
who have already committed to Linux--Compaq, Dell and IBM--will be
there with a flurry of new small deals to show that they're serious
"They'll be joined by Hewlett-Packard, which is making its first
strong move into Linux. Working with Linuxcare, HP will be offering
24 by 7 support for enterprise level computing. To get their new
Linux lines and service out to the customers, CEO Carly Fiorina
will be relying heavily on top HP VAR, MSC Software."
"Don't think for a moment that Linux hardware vendors aren't
playing for keeps as well. VA Linux is releasing a new series of
1.75 inches (1U) thick rack-mountable servers for customers, such
as ISPs or server farms, that need many inexpensive servers in
"Product news is light from Penguin Computing, but there are big
changes in the company's management. In an attempt to play with the
big boys of server computing, Penguin has brought on experienced
high-level administrators to take the company to the next level,
starting with the new, CEO, Martin Seyer."
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