March 19, 1999 4:45 PM PST

Dell hops on Linux locomotive

The largest direct seller of personal computers will install the Linux operating system on select PCs and servers, moves that keep the Linux momentum rolling. VA Research is also serving notice on Linux servers.

Dell to sell PCs with Linux
The PC maker will install Linux on corporate PCs in a deal that could mark a broad new beginning for the upstart operating system, and next week Dell is expected to announce it will preinstall Linux on some lower-powered servers.

Dell preinstalling Linux on workstations
The company is offering Red Hat Linux as a preinstalled option on its workstations, the latest example of the growing popularity of the little OS that could.

VA Research out front on Linux servers?
Linux computer maker VA is set to ship its eight-way Xeon servers next month, which would put it ahead of the competition.


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