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CNET News: Apple, AOL veterans making Linux easy

Feb 17, 2000, 06:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa, Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Phillip Brown for this link. ]

"Veterans of Apple Computer and America Online are setting their sights on the Macintosh equivalent of Linux--in other words, a version of Linux your mother could use."

"A start-up called Eazel is at work on a graphical user interface (GUI) for Linux that founders say will extend to every aspect of the Linux computing experience. The project is an extension of the Gnome user interface."

"Eazel launched with seed money from its founders, as well as with investments from Ron Conway's Angel Investors, Sippl Macdonald Ventures, and former Macromedia chairman John "Bud" Colligan (a board member of CNET, publisher of News.com, and now a partner with the venture capital firm Accel Partners)."

"Palo Alto, Calif.-based Eazel is in the process of closing a round of venture capital funding with a "major" VC firm to the tune of about $10 million, Boich said in an interview. He would not identify the firm."

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