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SRO: Big Bucks And TurboLinux, Red Hat may be the biggest, but TurboLinux just got $57 million.

Jan 18, 2000, 15:25 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"TurboLinux, often credited as the No. 4 Linux player, announced on January 17 that it received $57 million in its second round of funding. That's the largest private investment ever in a Linux company."

"The cash wasn't just from venture capitalists betting on high IPO returns, either. More than a dozen technology companies pitched in to lay their money down on Linux, the technology, as delivered by TurboLinux. These companies included Compaq, Dell, Intel, NEC, Novell, SCO and Toshiba...."

"TurboLinux already closely partnered with SCO, is pushing its lead as the high performance Linux clustering leader. The company is also the leading Japanese Linux company. In total, TurboLinux claims to have sold more than 3 million copies of Linux."

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