Finding Linux Muscle for Your PC at Home
J.D. Biersdorfer June 3 2004
You can find Linux installed on computers from several manufacturers.
For example, HP Compaq (www.hp.com) has several desktop computers with
Mandrake Linux instead of Windows XP as the operating system, and the
company recently announced that it would offer certain desktop and
laptop computers that use the Novell SUSE Linux system.
Linux computers are often grouped in the Business or Workstations area
of manufacturer Web sites.
Even if a company does not offer Linux installed on its hardware, many
will specify which models are capable of running the system, should you
decide to install it yourself. Yet I.B.M., for instance, sells Linux on
some of its high-end workstations. A section of its Web site devoted to
Linux resources is at www.ibm.com/linux.
Linux is popping up in stores like Wal-Mart, which sells Microtel PC's
that use the Linux-based Java Desktop System and cost $398 ...
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