"Starting next week in retail stores across the United States,
four brand-new Linux desktop applications will make their debut.
Linux desktop apps? While there aren't many such animals out there
right now, Chilliware Inc. is hoping it can warm up the market in a
"The 10-month-old Los Angeles-based software vendor has a
somewhat unorthodox business plan. It is using an open-source
operating system, Linux, as a jumping-off point for selling
non-open-source applications. And while most companies are
targeting the Linux server market with their wares, Chilliware is
plunging headlong into the unchartered Linux desktop space."
"Starting Monday, Chilliware will begin shipping its first
few products. Besides its own version of Linux aimed at the desktop
market, the company also is fielding Nexxus, a contact manager;
Mentor, a documentation wizard; IceSculptor, a desktop publisher;
and Mohawk Apache, a server configuration product. All of the
applications will cost $79 or less, said Eppers."