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Linux Laptops from Dell
Dell now has begun selling two models of its laptops with Linux preinstalled.

linux desktops  The price for the Linux models is the same as for the Windows 98 models, the representative said. Dell has been selling servers, workstations, and business desktops with Linux preinstalled. All major hardware companies offer servers guaranteed to work with Linux, a clone of the network-friendly Unix operating system, but comparatively few have been offering Linux for laptops. One hurdle: Laptops often come with proprietary hardware that are more difficult for Linux programmers to support, though informal

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Desktop PCs: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss… (Dell)


This year, the market can be summed up as 3D: Dell Direct Desktop. In comparison, Compaq and IBM are looking a little flat.

linux desktops  deploy and support. Finally, Linux will continue to take tentative steps from the server room toward user cubicles during 2000. Most vendors offer Linux-certified systems, and some (Dell) even offer Red Hat Linux preinstalled. However, this trend will only catch fire when there are critical applications available for Linux - not just MS Office compliant suites, such as Sun's StarOffice. Leading office suites available for Linux include StarOffice and Corel's WordPerfect Office 2000. IBM's Lotus Developmen Read More

Microsoft Windows Me -- The Millennium DOES Begin in 2001


Windows Me, the operating system formerly known as Millennium Edition (TOSFKAME), will eliminate support for many networks. And it’s running late. La plus ça change…

linux desktops  should at least contemplate Linux desktops. After all, if Windows Me is delayed much more, it may never ship. Read More

Corel and PC Chips to Accelerate Mass Desktop Deployment of Linux


Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux(r) OEM alliance, which will see its Linux operating system, Corel(r) LINUX(r), bundled with every computer motherboard package shipped worldwide by the PC Chips group of companies.

linux desktops  Mass Desktop Deployment of Linux Event Summary November 1st, 1999 - Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux OEM alliance, which will see its Corel Linux operating system bundled with every computer motherboard package shipped worldwide by the PC Chips group of companies. PC Chips will also ship Corel(r) WordPerfect(r) 8 for Linux and Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 OEM (for Windows(r)) with its motherboards. In addition, the alliance calls for a joint marketing campaign for a relationship on Cor Read More

IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs


IBM has recently reenergized its incursion into the mid-market gold rush with a new program carrying the 'Express' brand, which targets companies with less than 1,000 employees with a bundle of hardware, software infrastructure, professional services, and financing. IBM hopes to ride on the mid-market forays of a plethora of its enterprise application partner providers, while also providing some real alternative for Microsoft at the low end of the application market.

linux desktops  WebSphere Portal Express for Linux on the POWER architecture, and to deliver an employee workplace solution on both eServer iSeries and eServer pSeries platforms. Financing For IBM Express Solutions — It includes a low rate financing solution that should make it more affordable for medium-sized businesses to install and upgrade any Express solution sooner for a more immediate return on their IT investment. The low rate financing solution offers below-market rates to qualified customers giving them an af Read More

The Whitelisting of America: Security for IT


Once upon a time around 1995, the well-known American agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), decided that there was no computer operating system that was adequately secure for their needs.  In analyzing the risks, they found that while UNIX was the most secure, they needed additional protection. They looked at the industry of anti-virus protection, at problems with Trojan software, at the

linux desktops  and in Red Hat Linux since 2000 and in SUSE Linux since 2005. Whitelisting is proven. More recently (2008), this capability is still not present in Microsoft operating systems. As a result, third-party vendors are looking at the Linux successes and asking Why not? Several competing vendors have recognized that if Linux systems can do it, then so can they do it for the Microsoft platforms. Several companies have brought their whitelist product to market. Each has developed its own whitelisting facility, Read More

The Multiple of Multi-platform KVM Technologies


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linux desktops  SSL, PPP, USB, MacOS, Linux, and Windows 2003 servers—the list goes on. All offer flexibility, standardization, and compatibility. But they also pose challenges, such as silos of information and limited access from applications on other platforms. But data center infrastructure needs to be centrally managed—discover how. Read More

Will Sun Burn Linux with "Free" Solaris?


Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 and its source code.

linux desktops  Sun Burn Linux with Free Solaris? Event Summary Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 in an effort to boost its appeal against Linux and Windows NT. Solaris 8 is due to ship in February, around the same time Microsoft is due to ship Windows 2000. Sun CEO Scott McNealy has been laying the groundwork for the announcement for months by telling audiences that software is a service and should be free. McNealy recommended last year that the government require Microsoft to make free Read More

Intel Invests in eSoft - "Lintel" Continues to Grow


Intel has invested in eSoft, a maker of Linux-based servers for small businesses, the chip giant's fourth Linux investment. Intel will help the company develop software for Linux servers designed to be used on the Internet.

linux desktops  the chip giant's fourth Linux investment. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. Under a deal with Intel also announced today, Intel will help the company develop software for Linux servers designed to be used on the Internet. We are confident this support will enable eSoft to accelerate our future research, development and business expansion activities, eSoft Chief Executive Jeff Finn said in a statement. Intel's first Linux investment was in Red Hat, the leading seller of the Unix-like Read More

Microsoft Readies Win2K Datacenter for Defeaturing


Microsoft has started telling the world that the Datacenter version of Windows 2000 will not only be delayed, but also is not yet scaling up to 32-processor capability as has been promised.

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The Truth about Agent versus Agentless Monitoring


Monitoring servers, environments (physical and virtual), platforms (AIX, Solaris, Windows, VMware, HP/UX, Linux, Novell), applications (e-mail, Web, CRM, ERP, e-commerce), and services (service level agreements) is critical for IT departments. But it can be a daunting task to find the right monitoring solution. This paper examines the differences between agent and agentless monitoring, to help you make the right decision.

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Intel Server Trends


The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to users, vendors, and the products themselves?

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Come See the Softer Side of Linux?


Three hardware manufacturers, trying to upgrade the scalability and manageability of Linux servers, announced major Linux server initiatives at LinuxWorld in New York.

linux desktops  scalability and manageability of Linux servers, announced major Linux server initiatives at LinuxWorld in New York. VA Linux Systems: VA Cluster Manager VA Linux Systems (Sunnyvale, Calif.) demonstrated its VA Cluster Manager (VACM), pronounced vacuum by its development team. VACM, which will go into its beta test phase this week, is expected to become generally available sometime in the second quarter. VACM can be used either for managing large clusters of Linux servers or for general-purpose, remote Read More

IA-64 Linux From Red Hat


Red Hat announces the availability of the source code for IA-64 platforms, the first of which will be Intel’s “Itanium” processor, due later this year.

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