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The Register: Corel takes strategic stake in Linux connectivity startup

Jan 14, 2000, 16:13 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Lea)

"Corel has taken what it describes as a "strategic ownership stake" in Newlix, an Ottawa-based Linux start-up headed by John Hansen, who had 14 years at Intel, finishing up as technical sales manager for Canada and central USA. Newlix's first product is Omega, a Linux-based system for small-to-medium sized businesses for connecting up to about 50 PCs. It handles the connections, email, file and print, and has a firewall."

"Unlike rebel.com and Cobalt Networks (which filed for an $86 million IPO recently) who focus on distribution through ISPs, Newlix plans to bundle the software with hardware from partners such as IPC Direct, a subsidiary of PC Chips...."

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