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SFGate: Desktop Linux: Eazel Inc. Could Change the World Or Go Broke Trying

Apr 19, 2001, 16:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hal Plotkin)

[ Thanks to SF Gate editors for this link.]

"Those wondering when the technology sector will get off its knees should pay close attention to what happens to tiny startup Eazel Inc. over the next few weeks."

"The company is on the ropes, running out of cash, and could go out of business within a month. But if Mountain View-based Eazel manages to regain its footing and find the new investors it's seeking, the little-known firm could play an enormous role in restoring growth to core technology markets, not just for a year or two, but for decades."

"If the company fails, however, it will be another ominous sign for tech firms, and for Silicon Valley in particular. The company's fate serves as a key marker of whether the tech community will return to the long-range strategic thinking that was responsible for its creation, or whether it will continue to fall prey to the delusions that have been its undoing in recent years."

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