|Subject:||Compaq announcement at Linux World (fwd)|
|From:||Matthew Jacob (mja...@feral.com)|
|Date:||Mar 3, 1999 10:51:12 pm|
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 22:02:21 -0800 (PST) From: Bill Roman <rom...@songdog.eskimo.com> Reply-To: axp-...@redhat.com To: axp-...@redhat.com Subject: Compaq announcement at Linux World Resent-Date: 4 Mar 1999 06:41:59 -0000 Resent-From: axp-...@redhat.com Resent-cc: recipient list not shown: ;
Here, de-Wordified and heavily excerpted, are some passages from Compaq's announcement about their support for Linux. I removed the marketing buzz (which shortened the announcement significantly) and also deleted Compaq's claims to be responsible for support (such as donating Linus's first Alpha system) that really came from Digital Equipment Corporation. Despite their attempts at historical revisionism, I think they're to be commended for the direction they're taking. Next thing you know, they'll be releasing source for CPML and em86 :-)
HOUSTON, March 2, 1999
Compaq Computer Corporation today announced the availability of ProLiant 1850R, ProLiant 1600 and ProSignia 720 servers preloaded with Linux through Compaq's channel partners. Earlier this year Compaq announced a similar Linux-ready capability with the AlphaServer 800 and AlphaServer DS20 systems.
Further adding to its portfolio of Linux offerings, Compaq also announced the availability of Linux-enabled models of the AlphaPowered Compaq Professional Workstation XP1000, the world's fastest workstation.
Today, Linus Torvalds received an AlphaServer DS20 from Compaq, which he will use as his development platform for Linux.
Compaq further boosted the unmatched performance of its AlphaServer 800, AlphaServer DS20 and Professional Workstation XP1000 systems running Linux by introducing the Compaq Portable Math Library (CPML) for Linux on the Alpha platform. A beta version of CPML will be available free on March 15, 1999 at the following URL: http:www.unix.digital.com/linux/cpml.htm.
Compaq has performed hardware validation and certification for Linux on select Alpha and ProLiant server platforms and will provide customers with Linux-ready systems including the option of preloaded Linux from Compaq's channel partners. Additionally, Compaq Services and Red Hat have agreed to collaborate on services for their mutual customers.
To further ease the deployment and installation of Linux on its platforms, Compaq will announce new Linux-focused ActiveAnswers solutions in 2Q99. Compaq ActiveAnswers provides online tools and technical information to plan, deploy and operate business solutions. These solutions will enable Compaq channel partners and customers to access the latest recommended configurations and installation methodologies for Linux on Compaq platforms. For more information on Compaq ActiveAnswers, visit our Web site at http://www.compaq.com/activeanswers.
For further editorial information, contact:
Compaq Computer Corporation Dick Calandrella 508-467-2261 dick...@compaq.com
Golin Harris Public Relations Agency Kristen Wilson 617-266-8400 kwil...@golinharris.com
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