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Linsider: Snapshot: Linux Distributions

Apr 26, 2000, 05:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael J. Hammel)

[ Thanks to Fred Palmer for this link. ]

"Corel's worse case and IBM's trio of flavors for Netfinity headline this week in the land of Linux distributions. Oh, and there is that little matter of $40 million, just for a few good (Red Hat) neighbors."

"Most of the news this week is very business oriented, revolving around partnering, pricing and financial filings. The Ottawa Citizen and Computerworld reported that Corel may run out of cash if the Inprise merger falls through. However, the report came as part of a required SEC 10-Q filing. Inprise representatives were noted in an InfoWorld article that the report was a worst case scenario and that plans for the Corel/Inprise merger were proceeding as planned. On the flip side, Forbes reported on Corel's plans for rebooting its core business on Linux."

"In another partnering story, IBM announced that they would be preinstalling three different distributions on their Intel-based Netfinity servers: Caldera, Red Hat and TurboLinux. Caldera got the coveted first post, but this is actually a three tier deal. "

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