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CNET News.com: Red Hat links Linux with popular corporate software

Feb 22, 2000, 23:58 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Red Hat today announced new versions of its Linux operating system tuned to work with some of the most popular corporate software, the latest step in the company's ongoing quest to find ways for making money from free software."

"The four new "enterprise editions" of the operating system are designed to work well with Oracle 8i database software, Computer Associates Unicenter TNG computer management software, SAP's R/3 business operations software or RealNetworks' RealServer streaming media software, said Paul McNamara, general manager of Red Hat's enterprise business unit. A handful of other new enterprise editions are coming in the next six to 12 months, he added...."

"If they can do some support and services, that's fine. For me the big story is (that) this is more posturing for getting Linux into more mission-critical, or business-critical, applications in the enterprise," Claybrook said."

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