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ZDNet: Navy to Draft Linux-Powered Macs

Aug 07, 2003, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"A company that specializes in running Linux on Macs said Wednesday that it has landed a deal to supply the U.S. Navy with 260 Apple Xserve servers.

"Terra Soft Solutions said the machines will be used as part of a sonar imaging system that defense contractor Lockheed Martin is building for the Navy. Rather than using the Mac OS, the Apple servers will run Terra Soft's Yellow Dog Linux operating system. Terra Soft is one of a handful of Linux companies that is authorized to sell Apple gear.

"'This brings to fruition two years of effort with an intense recent six months of research, coordination, prototype development and testing,' Terra Soft CEO Kai Staats said in a statement..."

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