Intel more active in desktop Linux

Posted by bstadil on Nov 23, 2004 5:07 PM EDT
CNET; By Stephen Shankland
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Intel has begun an effort to make it easier for sales partners in China and India to sell desktop computers running Linux, starting a more active phase in the company's help with the open-source operating system.

Now when Intel ships the components out of which companies assemble PCs--often called "white box" systems because they're from companies with little-known brand names--it will include a kit of software and instructions to ease Linux installation. It's a strategy Intel has used for years with Windows.

The kit supports three versions of Linux--Red Hat Desktop, Novell Linux Desktop 9 and Red Flag Desktop 4.1--and will support Linux from the China Standard Software later

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