Forbes: For Dell, Linux Is As Strategic As WindowsJun 20, 2000, 21:07 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa DiCarlo)
"The bloom might be off the rose of Linux stocks lately, but Dell Computer still wants to make a bouquet. Dell is upgrading Red Hat Linux to the same status that Microsoft's Windows and Novell's NetWare operating systems have within Dell."
"That means that Dell not only will preinstall Red Hat Linux on all desktops and servers--it's been doing that for about a year--but will sell consulting and development services for Linux, just as it does for Windows and NetWare. The companies have worked for months to make Linux part of the manufacturing process at Dell."
"Linux, no longer fringe alternative software at Dell, will be one of its three strategic operating systems. Consequently, Dell will push Sun Microsystems' UnixWare, two other operating systems it sells, further into the background."