Well I wouldn't like to think of it as Duelling. Paul's been very helpful to
me on ILUG in the past (for which I'm very thankful), I just wanted to make
sure that people knew . . .
From: kevin lyda [mailto:kevin at suberic.net]
Sent: 24 November 1999 23:49
To: an comhphobal Linux
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Pre configured boxes
this is great:
John_White at dell.com wrote:
> you can buy a Dell Poweredge (Server), Precision (workstation), or
> Optiplex (Desktop) with Redhat 6.0 Pre-installed from Bray. The Server
> with a PERC II/SC (AMI Megaraid) and the Workstation comes with an array
> onboard Adaptec SCSI controllers (All of which are supported by Linux).
> Support on future Dell systems shouldn't be a problem either.
>> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jakma, Paul [mailto:Paul.Jakma at compaq.com]
>> I'm a bit biased obviously, but Linux will install effortlessly onto
> SMARTarray based servers. Driver was written and is maintained by CPQ.
> you get a nifty 'ASR' thingy = serial console support. Ie you can remote
> boot the server over a modem, watch linux boot and login via ttySx.
if at the beginning of this year someone said two folks from compaq and
dell would be duelling on ilug over who had better raid support you'd
have said they were off their rocker. granted, both paul and john are
frequent tech contributors and not marketting folks, but it's pretty
neat to see!
wonder if noting gateway's lack of linux options will generate mail from
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