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CNET News.com: Linuxcare wins deal for IBM services

Nov 05, 1999, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Linuxcare has won a new contract to back up the Linux offerings of IBM's global services division. ...will provide 24-hour technical support for 'Level 3' cases--the trickiest jobs... Those jobs typically require scrutiny and modification of the Linux 'source code'..."

"The contract is a step ahead for Linuxcare, which is locked in a battle with Linux seller Red Hat and others to try to win a place as the preferred provider of Linux services for companies wishing to use or even customize the Unix-like operating system. Yesterday, Red Hat expanded its own services to include other open-source projects besides Linux."

"Dell Computer is one battleground for the Red Hat and Linuxcare. Though Red Hat's version of Linux is preinstalled on Dell computers, Dell has a contract with Linuxcare to provide technical support."

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