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CNN: Red Hat eyes handheld market

Nov 24, 1999, 15:14 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"With Red Hat Software's acquisition of Cygnus Solutions last week, the company has established itself as the largest open source software company in the industry, and the firm is now setting its sights on the handheld computing market...."

"We feel that by combining Red Hat's strengths in servers and workstation technology with Cygnus' expertise in small devices, we're creating a compelling story for the post-PC world," Troan says. "We think it will be very important in future enterprise networks to have smaller devices talking back to servers on the back end," as small networked devices begin to take the place of portable PCs for some remote computing tasks, he says."

"Troan says having the technology for Linux server and handheld devices under one roof will speed development of Linux-based applications for the two platforms."

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