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Athlon Linux boxes now shipping

High Spec and low cost

  • October 13, 1999
  • By James Andrews

Two companies recently announced Athlon-based Linux systems. California-based Pogo Computer has a sleek gold offering, aimed at the desktop market, and Penguin Computing has been showing off its server clusters based on Athlon systems.

AMD is popular with the Linux market due to the lower cost of its CPUs. The Athlon is the latest CPU from AMD. Its raw compute power compares favourably with anything that Intel is currently producing, and the EV6 bus system that Athlon motherboards use runs at 200 Mhz--double the speed of normal motherboards.

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