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ZDNet: Red Hat ready to cash in on Linux

Nov 27, 1999, 03:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

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"Red Hat... is believed to be on the prowl for companies that would add service, support and applications to its product offerings."

"A chief quarry in that hunt is believed to be Linuxcare, the Linux services and technical support company.

""Actually, they came to talk to us," said Arthur Tyde, senior vice president at Linuxcare, which supplies Linux support to Cisco Systems, the Gap and Wells Fargo Bank, among others. "In following up on our side, there didn't seem to be a fit."

"Red Hat also might seek an applications vendor to increase Linux's appeal to desktop users, industry sources said. Corel, an Ottawa firm, owns WordPerfect and is working on an office suite for release next year."

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