Reuters: Dell bolsters support of Windows rival Linux

“… Dell Computer Corp., the top supplier of corporate personal
computers, on Tuesday became the latest computer maker to throw
support to Linux, an alternative to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows

“In a series of announcements, Dell said it had taken an equity
stake in Red Hat … and was now offering to install Linux on some
Dell server and workstation computers and would shortly offer it on

“Linux … is maintained by far-flung group of software
programmers instead of controlled by one company as UNIX and rival
Windows NT from Microsoft are.”

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