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Another Linux VAR opens shop. CPU MicroMart has launched TheLinuxStore.com as another source of pre-installed Linux systems. Their site is a little dense and hard to work through, it appears that they are aiming at the low end of the spectrum - their bottom end system starts at $649. See also their press release.
Salon Magazine has reworked itself as Salon.com, and has put out a special press release to announce that their new setup is running on Linux. "...Linux will provide a solid technical backbone to support Salon's move from a magazine-based model to a network of web sites. The site redesign needs the versatility and power of Linux to keep pace with its growing business and e-commerce needs."
System administrator survey announced. The Linux Professional Institute has announced that they are running a survey of Linux system administrators. The results are intended to help them in the creation of their certification program.
Free support in India. Hughes Software Support has announced a 24x7 support offering for Linux in India. According to the announcement, this support will be available free of charge.
In the area of commercial Linux support, the folks at Linux Support Services have launched a commercial support offering. Both phone and net-based support are available at this time.
The Linux Mall has announced its new associate program. The basic idea is that you link to their site from yours, and they give you a percentage of everything they sell via that link. There is also a multi-level marketing-like aspect, where you get a percentage of sales brought in by people you bring into the system. See their announcement for more.
Linuxapps.com has been acquired by 32BitsOnline. 32Bits thus continues its push to establish itself in the Linux world. One assumes, from this move, that their cooperation with FreshMeat didnt' work out. See their press release for more.
Compaq is pushing Alpha as a Linux platform. Here's their press release about their new Alpha-based servers. "...Compaq offers Tru64 UNIX on AlphaServers as its scalable, robust enterprise platform and will establish Alpha systems as the high performance leaders for Linux operating systems."
Cool new Linux product of the week. Nbase-Xyplex has announced a high-end router product based on Linux. This looks like a nice box, with a claimed maximum throughput of 26 million packets per second. They stress that basing the system on Linux gives their customers access to the low-level functions of the router when needed for specific applications development.
Section Editor: Jon Corbet.
April 8, 1999