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Inprise Developer News: Linuxcare aims to grow the market

Nov 17, 1999, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Startup offers education, compatibility testing, consulting services, and technical support to organizations using Linux."

"Linux's future looks more certain every day. What's not certain is who will do the tech support. As more and more IT organizations are discovering, implementing a Linux strategy requires that developers and system administrators have access to expertise about networking, security, optimization, and other aspects of the operating system."

"In the commercial world, such support comes from the OS vendor. In the Linux world, the IT organization's relationship with the OS vendor may be just a few hundred dollars deep. No Linux publisher can afford to provide extensive support and services. What the Linux world needs is a third-party organization to provide services, tech support, and other resources to IT organizations making the move to Linux."

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