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E-Commerce Times: Applix Acquires Linux Auction Site

Dec 13, 1999, 20:16 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Applix will integrate Cosource.com with SmartBreak.com, a resource site that was designed to accelerate support for users and developers who work with open-source environments...."

"The availability of support was an early issue that was identified as a potential barrier to moving open-source operating systems into larger business and consumer markets. Resources such as the Applix Web site, according to some industry analysts, might attract more adherents -- including e-commerce professionals -- who seem to be identifying with the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of Linux."

"Although the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, Thompson will become President of Applix's Linux Division in conjunction with the deal."

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