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5 Great OEM Linux Servers

Jan 20, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Linux has long been popular in the datacenter, and Tier 1 vendors like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell have all had good lines of OEM Linux servers for several years now. IBM even puts Linux on mainframes. Traditionally these vendors have relied on Red Hat and SUSE Enterprise Linux, and mainly targeted the enterprise.

"Now Ubuntu is showing up in OEMs everywhere, giving us more options than ever. Here is a roundup of five different OEM Linux servers for different tasks and budgets, from the home network to the mainframe.

"When you're pricing server systems, keep in mind that real server hardware is more durable than PC hardware, so it costs a bit more. Also keep in mind that because Linux is so flexible and chock full o' features, you can adapt these machines for all kinds of different purposes."

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