APRIL 26

Dell is the first to ship factory-installed Linux-based servers.

Dell began to factory-install the Red Hat Linux operating system on Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell Precision WorkStations. This move was in response to customer demand, and expanded the joint efforts of Dell and Red Hat to make Red Hat Linux a success in the corporate market. It also made Dell the first major systems vendor to offer online ordering of systems with Red Hat Linux already installed.