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Business Wire: Compaq Offers Linux-ready ProLiant Servers, AlphaServers and Professional Workstations; New Math Library Boosts Alpha Linux Computation Performance by Factor of 10

“Reaffirming its longstanding commitment to Linux, Compaq
Computer Corporation (NYSE:CPQ) today announced the availability of
ProLiant 1850R, ProLiant 1600 and ProSignia 720 servers preloaded
with Linux through Compaq’s channel partners. Earlier this year
Compaq announced a similar Linux-ready capability with the
AlphaServer 800 and AlphaServer DS20 systems. These ProLiant and
AlphaServers’ superior scalability and reliability have made them
the systems of choice among major Internet Service Providers
(ISPs).”

“Further adding to its portfolio of Linux offerings, Compaq also
announced the availability of Linux-enabled models of the
AlphaPowered(tm) Compaq Professional Workstation XP1000, the
world’s fastest workstation(1).”

“Compaq has been working with the Linux community longer than
any other hardware vendor. The first port of Linux to a 64-bit
system was completed on an Alpha workstation the company donated to
Linus Torvalds. Today, Linus Torvalds received an AlphaServer DS20
from Compaq, which he will use as his development platform for
Linux.”

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