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Linux Companies That Didn't Deserve to Die

Jul 28, 2007, 00:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"A recent story entitled, 'Dearly Departed: Companies and Products That Didn't Deserve to Die' didn't cover Linux or open-source companies. That got me to thinking. So here, without further adieu, is my list of five Linux companies that died before their time.

"5) Cobalt Networks Way back in 2000, Sun purchased Cobalt Networks, a hotter than hot low-end server appliance company in a stock-for-stock deal worth about $2 billion. The Cobalt products used MIPS processors, which put them in direct competition with Sun's own UltraSPARC CPUs..."

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