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CRN: Linuxcare CEO Anticipates Merger With Turbolinux

Feb 11, 2001, 20:29 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by T.C. Doyle)

"Linuxcare CEO and co-founder Arthur Tyde says he fully expects to complete a widely anticipated merger with Linux software developer Turbolinux, marking the beginning of what Tyde expects will soon be a wave of consolidation within the open software movement."

"In an exclusive interview with VARBusiness , Tyde says his service-oriented company has not enjoyed the growth that it thought it would by now and now recognizes the advantages of being linked with a product-oriented company. To that end, he has discussed the opportunity with marrying his company, which provides education, professional services, certification and technical support to the Linux market, with Turbolinux, a pioneer in Linux clustering and other software initiatives."

"Let's face it, the support market for the enterprise did not develop like we thought it would. Most of our customers are the big OEMs--the IBMs, Compaqs and Suns--or ISVs. We have very few corporate customers," he explains. "That's directly related to our early assumptions, which were wrong about what the [Linux] adoption patterns were going to be."

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