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LinuxGram: Reports Circulate that Turbolinux has Collapsed

Jul 19, 2002, 01:21 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maureen O'Gara)

"Turbolinux, one of the four main Linux commercializers, closed down on Monday, multiple sources say.

"The company could not be reached for comment late last night when reports started filtering in. It was after normal business hours anywhere in the US.

"If true, the unconfirmed disaster will be a black eye for the newfangled United Linux initiative that Turbo, Caldera, SuSE and Conectiva, all second stringers, put together a few weeks ago to prop each other up and create a common operating system platform to take up against Linux market leader Red Hat. The widgetry, based on SuSE's Enterprise Server and purportedly due to GA in Q4, is apparently supposed to mimic Red Hat's new enterprise-focused Advanced Server..."

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