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DowJones.com: Motorola, Others Launch Linux-Based Products In Light Of Red Hat IPO

Aug 11, 1999, 23:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dow Jones Business News)

"Telecom-equipment and semiconductor maker Motorola Inc. and several other companies Monday made announcements of new products and alliances supporting the free Linux operating system, which is experiencing a surge in notoriety this week with the planned initial public offering of Red Hat..."

"Motorola's (MOT) Computer Group unit Monday said it plans to provide telecom-equipment manufacturers with Linux-based platforms, open-source software, service and support, training and integration services."

"...Silicon Graphics Inc.'s (SGI) Alias Wavefront unit Monday said it plans to create Red Hat Linux V6 versions of its Maya Batch Renderer and Maya Composer Renderer for Intel IA-23 processor-based computers."

"...3dfx Interactive Inc. (TDFX) said it will incorporate direct rendering infrastructure into its Linux software drivers, which are expected to be available later this year. 3dfx makes graphics accelerator chips, boards and software."

"SCH Technologies, a software company, will also add Linux support to Storage Technology Corp.'s (STK) CAM storage management software.

Sybase Inc. (SYBS) is extending its support for the Linux platform, ranging from the back-end database to Web architecture. Sybase introduced the Adaptive Server Enterprise for Linux. The software company's Enterprise Application Server for Linux will be available in September.

ObjectShare Inc. (OBJS), a software company, joined Linux International's board, and will promote the use of the Linux operating system."

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