April 30, 2002

Quantum casts its lot with Linux

ByteAndSwitch.com reports that Quantum Corp. has chosen Linux for its new mid-tier NAS product family, "thumbing its nose at competitors" that have adopted Microsoft's operating system software. Here's a quote: "Quantum also doesn't have to pay Microsoft for each copy of Windows it ships. 'Every dollar counts, because we're trying to hit the commodity price point,' Rogers says. Microsoft does not disclose what royalties it charges for Windows, but it cuts different deals with each of its OEMs."


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