"Eazel, Inc., an open source company working to make Linux
easier to use, today announced the company's appointment to the Red
Herring's 'Ten to Watch,' an annual profile of the industry's
hottest emerging companies. Eazel's efforts to make Linux
accessible to mainstream users, its strong management team and its
innovative business model, earned it this recognition as one of the
most promising technology companies."
"To select the 'Ten to Watch' companies, Red Herring asked
industry insiders and top venture capitalists to nominate their
favorite early-stage companies for consideration, generating a list
of over 300 companies. To narrow the selection, Red Herring focused
on finding the most entrepreneurial companies in the most
attractive markets. To view the full Red Herring 'Ten to Watch'
profile of Eazel, please visit the following the Web site:
"Recognition by Red Herring as a 'Ten to Watch' company is
not only an honor for us, but validation of the potential of our
market space by leading industry influencers," said Mike
Boich, President and CEO of Eazel. "Linux is making great inroads
as a server operating system, but more work needs to be done before
it's ready for the desktop. Eazel is developing the user interface
software and system management services that will make it possible
for us to deliver an easier-to-use Linux desktop environment."