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LinuxPR: Dell Selects Linux As Third Strategic, Global Operating System

Jun 20, 2000, 19:19 (1 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Will Factory Install Linux on Global Basis, Offer Expanded Services."

"Dell announced today Linux as the company's third global, strategic operating system to power the front-end of its customers' Internet infrastructures. The Linux operating system joins Microsoft Corp.'s Windows® and Novell Inc.'s NetWare® as one of three strategic operating systems Dell supports and factory installs worldwide."

"The announcement is part of Dell and Red Hat Inc.'s One Source Alliance, a global initiative intended to speed commercial acceptance and respond to the growing demand for Linux-based systems for the Internet infrastructure. The addition of Linux as a strategic, global operating system is expected to help Dell to capture an increased percentage of spending associated with building the infrastructure for the new Internet economy, which is expected to reach $370 billion annually by 2003. The move also reflects Dell's commitment to Linux as a future operating system in applications where UNIX is widely deployed currently. Dell is currently the No. 2 provider worldwide of Linux-based systems1 and the No. 2 provider of Standard Intel Architecture Servers worldwide according to research by International Data Corporation2."

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