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Yahoo!/Reuters: Red Hat Moves Beyond Linux with E-Commerce Suite

Aug 10, 2001, 18:14 (4 Talkback[s])

Anthony Awtrey wonders "I wonder how this will affect their relationship with IBM since it looks to complete somewhat with WebSphere."

"Red Hat Inc., best known as a distributor of the upstart Linux operating system, is branching out. The company is set to announce on Friday the Red Hat E-Commerce suite, a cornerstone of its strategy to concentrate not only on Linux, a competitor of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows and other operating systems, but also on other 'open-source' software tools.

"The individual pieces of Red Hat's suite, which includes the Apache Secure Webserver, an open-source database called PostgreSQL and Red Hat Linux itself, are thus available for free on the Internet. A central component of the suite, Akopia's Interchange e-commerce platform, came to Red Hat when it bought the open-source developer earlier this year."

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