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PC World: Dell Preloads Red Hat Linux

“Buyers of Dell servers will get an easily accessible
alternative to Microsoft Windows NT when the PC vendor starts
offering to preload Red Hat Linux on its server products.”

“Dell has long supported Red Hat’s distribution of the
open-source operating system, which includes tools for installing
and managing the operating system, says Russ Holt, Dell vice
president and general manager of departmental and workgroup
servers…”

Linux is a good operating system for entry-level servers
that handle specific jobs such as Web hosting, Holt says. It
doesn’t support as many applications as some operating systems, but
it’s a robust alternative for a server dedicated to a specific
job.

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