"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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