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The Register: TurboLinux completes $57m funding round

Jan 17, 2000, 15:10 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"TurboLinux bosses will today find themselves on the receiving end of cheques totalling $57 million, the result of the company's latest round of pre-IPO funding."

"The staggering statistic here is not the size of the investment, but the fact that it comes from a total of 20 companies, and you begin to wonder whether its got to the stage where investing in a Linux operation is as much about getting a foot in the door ahead of all the ordinary punters come IPO day...."

"It's interesting to note the presence of Citrix and SCO. TurboLinux's proprietary clustering tools make its version of the open source OS of particular interest to application server specialist Citrix, and may suggest a strategic shift away from Win2K -- Citrix server software has always been Windows-based, but the company is far from best of friends with the Beast of Redmond."

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