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Company Caldera Systems Inc. RedHat Software Inc. SuSE Inc. Microsoft Corp.
Product OpenLinux 1.3 Red Hat Linux 5.2/Intel SuSE Linux 6.0 Windows NT Server 4.0 SP4
Base OS Linux Kernel 2.0.35 Linux Kernel 2.0.36 Linux Kernel 2.0.35 NT 4.0
Web Site www.calderasystems.com www.redhat.com www.suse.com/index_us.html www.microsoft.com/ntserver
Min. Processor 386DX 386DX 386DX Pentium
Min. RAM 16MB 16MB 16MB 64MB
Min. Disk Space 500MB; min.install is 120MB, standard is 500MB 501MB; min.install is 120MB, standard is 500MB 502MB; min.install is 120MB, standard is 500MB 1GB
GUI K Desktop Environment Afterstep or WindowMaker K Desktop Environment Windows
Network Support TCP/IP, AppleTalk, NetWare, SMB TCP/IP, SMB TCP/IP, SMB TCP/IP, AppleTalk, Netware, SMB
Web Server Apache 1.31 Apache 1.30 Apache 1.30 IIS 4.0
Platforms Intel Alpha, Intel, Sparc Intel Alpha, Intel
Bundled DB Sybase Server Enterprise 11 Ppostgresql NoneNone
Office Productivity Applixware/StarOffice-Personal Edition WordPerfect for Linux 7.0 Applixware/StarOffice-Personal Edition None
Web Browser Netscape 4.06 Netscape 4.07 Netscape 4.06 Internet Explorer 4.01
Development Tools C,C++, JDK, Perl, Python, TCL/Tk C,C++, Perl, Python, TCL/Tk C,C++, JDK, Perl, Python, TCL/Tk None
MSRP $59 $49.95 $49.95 $809

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