The Register: Corel takes strategic stake in Linux connectivity startup

“Corel has taken what it describes as a “strategic ownership
stake” in Newlix, an Ottawa-based Linux start-up headed by John
Hansen, who had 14 years at Intel, finishing up as technical sales
manager for Canada and central USA. Newlix’s first product is
Omega, a Linux-based system for small-to-medium sized businesses
for connecting up to about 50 PCs.
It handles the connections,
email, file and print, and has a firewall.”

“Unlike rebel.com and Cobalt Networks (which filed for an $86
million IPO recently) who focus on distribution through ISPs,
Newlix plans to bundle the software with hardware from partners
such as IPC Direct, a subsidiary of PC Chips….”