Yesterday we linked to an article about the RLX 'Blade'
ultradense, low heat output, low energy consumption servers. RLX is
shipping the servers with either Red Hat Linux or Windows 2000.
This article in the Register cocks a jaundiced eye at the
proceedings, noting that this week also marks the debut of
Microsoft's own "Server Appliance Kit," the marketing material for
which, by the way, is an interesting read:
"Note that two of the compelling features that
Microsoft boasts for the Server Appliance Kit are 'clarity of
Intellectual Property Ownership' and 'Predictability of the
Development Process'. This is the first time we've seen Microsoft
give up its position of lofty distain towards Linux and software
libre in its product marketing materials, and after Craig Mundie's
assault on open source (and GPL) last week, we can conclude that
there'll be plenty more where this came from."