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Inter@ctive Week: Dell, Compaq Help Charge TurboLinux

Jan 19, 2000, 17:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"On the strength of its connection to China and Asian markets, TurboLinux has completed the largest round so far in Linux company private financing, $57 million from Dell and Compaq Computer and a string of additional blue ribbon investors...."

"China appears to have a large appetite for Linux systems, he said, noting its fear of becoming dependent on a U.S. company such as Microsoft that sells only proprietary software. Linux is outselling Windows in China's most popular software stores, he said."

"In addition, said Miller, TurboLinux will bundle its Linux distribution with IBM's DB2 for ease of installation and maintenance, selling the combination as commercial software rather than a low cost Linux distribution. TurboLinux also bundles Enlighten's Enlighten DSM network management software as a commercial package."

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