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Dell Arms Servers With Red Flag Linux In China

Dell is now selling Red Flag Software Co. Ltd.'s Linux on its PowerEdge servers in China, the company announced Thursday.

Red Flag, a joint venture between Beijing Founder Electronics, the Institute of Software Academia Sinica Sino-Software System, and Compaq China, is the largest-selling Linux distribution in China, where it's most often dropped into desktops by Chinese PC makers.

Red Flag was certified for use on a select number of Dell PowerEdge servers in early November, said the Texas-based PC maker; customers with Dell's Premier Enterprise Support Services can now get Red Flag software support directly from Dell.