“Apple Computer has scored its biggest ever sale of Xserve servers – thanks to Linux. Terra Soft Solutions has announced that Lockheed Martin will buy 260 Xserve servers running its Yellow Dog Linux, with the eventual destination being the US Navy’s submarines. On board clusters of the Apple rack server will be used for real-time image processing… The deal is worth $1.9 million in hardware alone, Terra Soft founder Kai Staats told us today,” Andrew Orlowski reports for The Register.
Orlowski reports, “‘We’re the only Apple reseller on the planet with a license to install a non-Apple operating system,’ says Staats.”
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