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LinuxPlanet: Interop: More Net Management Products Move to Linux

Sep 22, 2006, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

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"Citing a rise in customer demand for Linux, companies at this week's Interop show demo'd new Linux-enabled products running the gamut from multifunctional management appliances to specialized software for combatting viruses and administering UPS power devices.

"By and large, but not always, the exhibitors rolling out Linux offerings at the network interoperability expo are already selling similar products for either other Unix environments, Windows, or both.

"So why are networking vendors adding Linux to the platform mix, and why now? In one of a series of interviews at New York City's Javits Center, Nancy Nelson, MGE's marketing communications manager, said that the maker of power supply solutions is responding to a growth in popularity of Linux, which is perceived by MGE as particularly hot in Europe at the moment..."

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