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Dell select Linux to keep enterprise IT costs down   
Wednesday, February 04 2009 @ 02:20 PM EST
Contributed by: sde

This week Novell announced they've signed a deal that will see Dell using SUSE Linux Enterprise on their new OptiPlex FX160 thin clients. This move means corporate IT departments will be able to simplify IT at a lower cost than ever before.

Love it or hate it, thin client computing is coming back into vogue. Dell aims to make it cheaper than ever.

Itís remarkable how the world changes. Technology has evolved from green screen dumb terminals wired to mainframes through powerful desktops back to a centralised model where data centres are king again.

It makes sense to have a data centre; you can store major servers at a co-location facility with unbelievable bandwidth, multi-tiered redundant power supplies and regulated cooling. You can house massive multi-disk storage arrays and expensive tape auto-loaders.

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