Here are the winning entries that were submitted for October's Voiding The Warranty comic strip. If you would like to try your hand at solving a comic strip problem with a Novell products, check out the current contest.
Information taken from the xbox-linux.sourceforge.net website:
In the distant past, heck, last year, if you wanted to run linux, you were on your own. The end user was responsible for finding compatible hardware, building their own systems, and trying to make it work with the rest of their network. This is not the case today. HP now offers prebuilt, corporate class desktops with Mandrake Linux 9.1 already installed and running.
608668 D220 MICROTO D220 MICROTOWER CEL-2G 40GB CPUTPENT 128MB CD LINUX
For under $400, corporate customers can take advantage of business class hardware and have full support for linux by the best computer hardware vendor.
Throw in an entry level server, such as: 898169 . PROLIANT ML310 P4-2.53G 512K 876539 PENTIUM II 256MB 40GB ATA GBE TOWER Toss Netware 6.5 media and a license for 25 users (for growth) C03865 NETWARE 6.5 NETWARE 6.5 SOFTWARE MEDIA KIT OPSYS 128+BIT ENG CLA C03772 NETWARE 6.5 NETWARE 6.5 25U E-LICS VLA L9 OPSYS And to make it even easier to manage, add in Novell Secure Access Suite: 140742 . SECURE ACCESS SUITE 1U E-LICS NETWORK VLA L9
And since the Title is "Voiding the Warranty," let's talk warranties. The D220 ship with a one year warranty, we can uplift that to a three year onsite next business day warranty with 24x7 phone support and two hour phone support for Netware on the server:
204573 SUPPORT 3YR SUPPORT 3YR 24X7 2HR SOFTWARE SVCS HELP DESK TIER 3 SYSTEMS NT OR NOVELL NETWARE 822523 DIRECTSHIP WARR 3YR ND ONSITE 8-5 M-F SVCS WARRANTY HP LE-DT D2XX,D3XX CPU + MONITOR
All you need is some monitors, the server and the desktops ship with keyboards and mice, and you are set.
Currently, X-Box doesn't run Linux without a user-install Mod chip that is soldered onto the mainbox.
'A group of Xbox security researchers say they have found a way to run Linux on the Xbox game console without a so-called mod chip and will go public with the technique if Microsoft won't talk to them about releasing an official Linux boot loader.'
Linux on PS2:
Go see the newest Uncool Solutions, and submit your entry today. You might be the winner next month.