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Enterprise Linux Today: Ximian (formerly known as Helix Code) secures $15 Million in Funding

Jan 18, 2001, 05:11 (10 Talkback[s])

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[ Thanks to Miguel de Icaza for this announcement: ]

"Ximian, the leading open source desktop company (formerly known as Helix Code), today announced it has secured $15 million in funding from Charles River Ventures and Battery Ventures."

"Formed in late 1999, Ximian is turning the open source desktop into the industry's most collaborative and useful Internet-based tool. Ximian currently has more than 500,000 users, and is a founding member of the GNOME Foundation advisory board which includes such industry leaders as Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq and IBM."

"Charles River Ventures and Battery Ventures, two early-stage venture capital firms with successful track records in the Internet and communications sectors, are leading this round of funding. The company will use the new funds to continue development and distribution of their flagship Ximian GNOME desktop products and services, and to help accelerate the adoption of Ximian GNOME as a powerful and cost-effective desktop environment."

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