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Those Mad Hatters -- Red Hat attracted powerhouse backers for Linux

Mar 27, 1999, 23:22 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Observers say Red Hat could beat Microsoft at its own game."

"In recent months, Red Hat secured equity investments from Compaq Computer Corp., IBM Corp., Intel Corp., Netscape Communications Corp., Oracle Corp. and venture-capital firms Benchmark Capital and Greylock Partners.

"Tim Howes, vice president and chief technology advisor of Netscape's server product division, said Red Hat provided what Netscape customers sought: a Linux company that can provide enterprise support."

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