Profile of Edward Moltzen
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Articles by Edward Moltzen
posted in June 2006
Digital storage in the home is getting bigger and quieter, as companies such as Hitachi and Seagate roll out super quiet storage technology for Media Center PCs, DVRs and home theater installations.
Hewlett-Packard says it will support Novell's just-released SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on its desktop PCs, although the company says it's not yet prepared to preload the operating system for its build-to-order customers.
Lenovo executives Monday backtracked from remarks last week that the company would not support Linux on its PCs, saying it would continue to pre-load Linux onto ThinkPads on a custom-order basis for customers who purchase licenses on their own.
A product marketing exec says the company will no longer install or support Linux on its hardware, including the ThinkPad laptop and other products acquired when it purchased IBM's PC division. (NOTE: an important update to this story is available, in which Lenovo denies reports that it is ending its Linux installation and support options.)