CNET News.com: Dell invests in Linux-for-the-masses company Eazel
Nov 30, 2000, 23:41 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Dell Computer has invested in Eazel, a company devoted to
making Linux easier for average computer users, and will include
its software on Linux desktop and laptop computers."
"As part of the deal announced Thursday, Dell and Mountain View,
Calif.-based Eazel will share revenue from customers who sign up
for Eazel's services, said Brian Croll, Eazel's vice president for
marketing. Further terms of the deal, including the amount of the
investment, weren't disclosed."
"Dell, once a staunch ally of Microsoft, has been moving
gradually toward embracing open-source Linux as one of its three
"strategic" operating systems, along with Windows and Novell
NetWare. The move is a shot in the arm for Linux in general and for
Eazel in particular."
"A distribution partner is key for us to reach the wide audience
for Nautilus and Eazel services. This is the first big one to get
us on the board here," Croll said."
- eWeek: Dell gives Linux a bigger hug; invests in Eazel(Nov 30, 2000)
- Linux Magazine: Eazel on Down the Road(Nov 25, 2000)
- Dell pushes Linux in Comdex keynote; Dell's mum leads assault on palmtops(Nov 14, 2000)
- LinuxPlanet: Preview: Nautilus PR2(Nov 10, 2000)
- Enterprise Linux Today: Linuxcare and Eazel partner(Nov 08, 2000)
- Linux.com: Eazel: Strangely Optimistic(Oct 24, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Dell pokes at Compaq, elegizes WebPC [& comments on Linux](Sep 22, 2000)
- O'Reilly Network: Eazel's Business Model(Sep 16, 2000)
- VNU Net: Dell backs Linux with R&D dollars(Aug 16, 2000)
- eWeek: Michael Dell sings Linux's praises(Aug 15, 2000)