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TechnologyEvaluation.com: Dell and Red Hat Form Alliance

Jul 07, 2000, 23:08 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Dell and Red Hat Inc. announced the One Source Alliance to accelerate commercial adoption of the Linux operating system and to support businesses building Internet infrastructures. Linux is now one of three strategic operating systems Dell factory installs and supports globally, along with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows® and Novell Inc.'s NetWare."

"Red Hat and Dell offer customers a "pure play" for Linux development and deployment as demand for the open source operating system increases. Unlike many manufacturers, Dell does not have a proprietary, in-house UNIX offering that competes for resources. This agreement allows Dell to align its efforts with Red Hat to deliver best-in-class Linux solutions to its customers and outlines a tightly integrated package of joint development programs, global services and marketing initiatives."

"Dell and Red Hat will expand their direct engineering relationship to address the immediate high-volume business opportunity in the Internet infrastructure buildout. Red Hat and Dell also will focus on future core operating system developments in the areas of reliability and availability, including clustering, to support the maturation of Linux. A key aspect of their development activities is next-generation open source systems based on Intel's IA-64 platform."

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