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National Post: California firm buys Ottawa Linux developer the Puffin Group

Dec 16, 1999, 17:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Avery)

"The Puffin Group, a private Linux development firm in Ottawa, has merged with a U.S. rival that plans to launch a global assualt to make Linux the worldwide operating system of choice in the next decade."

"Linuxcare Inc., of San Francisco, announced yesterday that it had acquired the Puffin Group for an undisclosed amount following several months of negotiations...."

"The Puffin Group has been able to build up its customer base with virtually no marketing following a high-profile deal announced in March to provide Linux services to Hewlett-Packard Co., which ships 15% to 20% of its systems loaded with Linux."

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