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CNET: Sources: AOL not bidding for Red Hat

Jan 22, 2002, 00:21 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

"On Saturday, the Washington Post reported that the media giant was near to cutting a deal with Red Hat in a competitive strike against Microsoft.

"Sources familiar with the situation emphatically insisted the two companies are not near an acquisition deal, nor have they discussed one...

"Still, even if the two companies are not considering a merger, AOL Timer [sic] Warner could license Red Hat for use on PCs or other devices for use with its online service. The AOL service currently is available only for Windows and the Macintosh, although the Netscape supports Linux..."

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