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Adapter Architecture: Write-through or write-back cache support Support up to 24 SATA II drives Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support Intel RAID 6 Engine to support extreme performance RAID 6 NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log Redundant flash image for adapter availability Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready RoHS Compliant RAID Features: RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6 (if RAID 6 engine supported) and JBOD Multiple RAID selection Array roaming Online RAID level/stripe size migration Online RAID capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously Online Volume set growth Instant availability and background initialization Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuild Greater than 2TB per volume set Support , NCQ and OOB Staggered Spin-up capable drives Support spin down drives when not in use to extend service life (MAID) Support NTP protocol to synchronize RAID controller clock over on-board Ethernet port RAID Management: Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM In-Band Manager: Hot key boot-up McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS API library for customer to write its monitor utility Support Command Line Interface (CLI) Browser-based management utility via ArcHttp Proxy Server Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility Out-of-Band Manager: Firmware-embedded Browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via on-controller Ethernet port API library for customer to write its monitor utility Software Drivers Windows 2000/XP (Scsiport Driver) Windows Server 2003 (Scsiport Driver and Storport Driver) Linux (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Mandrake, TurboLinux, CentOS, etc.) FreeBSD Novell Netware Solaris 10 x86/x86_64 SCO UnixWare Mac OS X (no_bootable)

TurboLinux Workstation is your high-performance choice for Linux on the desktop. The powerful office productivity suite StarOffice gives you full Microsoft Office compatibility and Netscape gets you quickly online for e-mail and Web surfing. A comprehensive suite of the latest gcs -based developer tools and libraries puts you in control of your code. The Gimp (Photoshop-type application), Xpaint (graphics) and hundreds of updated packages compiled with glibc keep you on the cutting edge of Linux. Even run Windows under VMWare! Choose our default GNOME desktop environment or the option of KDE or ICE Window Manager.

Linspire has drawn some criticism from the free software community . This has included criticism for including proprietary software , with GNU founder Richard Stallman commenting: "No other GNU/Linux distribution has backslided so far away from freedom. Switching from MS Windows to Linspire does not bring you to freedom, it just gets you a different master." [28] In addition, following the initial Freespire announcement Pamela Jones of the Groklaw website published an article entitled "Freespire: A Linux Distro For When You Couldn't Care Less About Freedom;" that was highly critical of Linspire, Inc., and the Freespire project, for including closed-source components and advertising them as a favourable point—an action she classed as ignoring free and open-source software (FOSS) community values in a "community-driven" distribution, asserting that "Free Software isn't about proprietary drivers" and that "proprietary codecs, drivers and applications are not Open Source or open in any way." [29] In response, Linspire, Inc. CEO Kevin Carmony stated via a journalist on the Linspire website that in ten years of holding out, the FOSS community has made relatively few gains, that many users are already using proprietary software and, although some would hold out, most would prefer to have something that works rather than nothing. He also asserted that the company believed in open source software , but also in the freedom of individuals to choose whatever software they want. [30]

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