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Plat'Home Expands US Distribution of Low-Power, Tough, Small-Sized Linux
Servers with Silicon Valley's SysKey International Corporation

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| Japan's Linux technology pioneer, today announced a reseller agreement with
| SysKey International Corporation that will provide small, extremely flexible
| and robust Linux-based hardware solutions to small- to medium-sized
| businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises in the United States.


Review here in:

[Linux Gazette] July 2008 (#152):

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| # News Bytes, by Deividson Luiz Okopnik and Howard Dyckoff
| # Review of the Plat'Home OpenBlockS, by Ben Okopnik
| # Apertium: Open source machine translation, by Jimmy O'Regan
| # Joey's Notes: Access Control Lists, by Joey Prestia
| Our monthly column of basic Linux advice and education
| # Wireless Configuration for Desktops, by Muthaiah Ramanathan
| Five easy steps to configure a PCI wireless card in desktops running
| GNU/Linux
| # A slightly advanced Introduction to Vim, by Pranesh Srinivasan



Open source in Japan: Q&A with the President of Plat'Home

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| * * ...ultimately, I believe the opportunity for Linux expanding into a
| * * wide range of devices, including, of course, entertainment devices like
| * * set-top boxes, cell phones, and other mobile devices, radically dwarfs
| * * the opportunity for broadcast entertainment. Even today, when you search,
| * * when you make a phone call, when you do online banking, you're using
| * * Linux. And it's only the beginning. I wanted to be a part of that.
| Asay: Plat'Home started selling Linux in Japan in 1993. That's really early
| days. Why Linux?
| * * Suzuki: Linux is powerful, in a lot of ways, especially for what it
| * * doesn't do. Let me explain. It's possible to deliver more computing
| * * power -- that is, more functionality and more stability -- into a wide
| * * range of devices, especially small ones. Its small footprint was very
| * * appealing. This was already apparent even from early on. Basically, we
| * * saw it as having the potential to get very sophisticated software into
| * * the hands of users. No compromises.


OpenMicroServer: Tiny Footprint Linux Server

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| I saw an announcement that the OpenMicroServer (OMS) is now available in the
| U.S. It has been produced in Japan for some time but has just been made
| available domestically. What’s cool about it is that it is small *and can be
| powered from an Ethernet port. It reminded me of the BlackDog USB Server that
| made a splash a couple years back.The little OMS only measures 9” x 4” x 1.3′
| It’s officially supported for Debian (Etch) and NetBSD. Plat’Home also
| maintains their own OS SSD/Linux which is a combination of Linux and BSD
| code. I love little gadgets like these and try to figure out some innovative
| ways to use them. * * * *

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