ZDNET News: Look who’s joining Linux bandwagon? – startup hardware makers

Hundreds of software entrepreneurs, large and small, have
jumped on the Linux bandwagon in the last year. But the newest
converts to join the ranks include a small — and growing — number
of startup hardware makers.

“Among the more recent to run up the Penguin flag is Netmachines
Inc., a startup that sells a Linux-based server appliance based on
Celeron processors made by Intel Corp….”

“Small businesses don’t need all the bells and whistles that
Windows NT gives them,” said Eric Klein, an analyst at The Yankee
Group in Boston. “You don’t get anywhere near the functionality you
get with (Microsoft’s small business server). But there are Web
applications that maybe can replace most of that