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Why Linux is a threat

The freely distributed operating system is on a roll lately, with major computing companies showing support, a new business-friendly version, and a pricing structure to warm any manager's heart.

The freely distributed operating system is on a roll lately, with major computing companies showing support, a new business-friendly version, and a pricing structure to warm any manager's heart.

Dell to increase Linux support
Getting the rival OS on a Dell Computer server or workstation will get easier next week when the company announces a broader deal with Red Hat Software.

Linux hits Microsoft where it hurts
update The rival operating system is gaining ground, but more importantly it can be obtained for free, or for a fairly low cost.

Computing heavyweights warm to Linux
update The rival OS takes another step toward corporate credibility with the backing of Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics, Dell, Compaq and others.

Linux in the limelight
roundup Dell, Compaq, HP, Silicon Graphics, and others plan to support the upstart, freely distributed operating system, a strong sign of its growing corporate credibility. A new version, released Monday, also promises to be more business-friendly.