Siemens to launch Linux terminal

Siemens has launched a multi-purpose workstation based on the Pentium II processor which can be purchased pre-configured with Linux. The German PC manufacturer will establish a Linux group within the company to administer the open source offering.

Siemens has launched a multi-purpose workstation based on the Pentium II processor which can be purchased pre-configured with Linux. The German PC manufacturer will establish a Linux group within the company to administer the open source offering.

Siemens could not confirm which distribution of Linux it favoured but described its 'Scovery' line, as an 'intelligent terminal'. "The Scovery 211 and 212 models can feature an optional Linux operating system and include terminal emulation and Citrix Client software, all of which is stored in flash memory to speed the bootup process and protect it from unauthorised user acess," according to a company release.

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