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

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

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"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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