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CNET News.com: TurboLinux gets staked more than $50 million

Jan 15, 2000, 18:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"More than a dozen companies, including Dell, Compaq, BEA Systems and a host of Japanese titans, have invested more than $50 million in TurboLinux, as the Linux gold rush rolls on."

"The investors include a wide range of hardware and software companies, sources familiar with the plan said. Others on the long list include Seagate, Santa Cruz Operation, Novell, Toshiba and NEC. The announcement is set to come Monday, sources familiar with the plan told CNET News.com."

"TurboLinux sells Linux augmented with its own software, a proprietary product that makes it easier to group lots of Linux servers together to deliver Web pages. These "Web server farms" linked through TurboLinux's technology consist of dozens or sometimes hundreds of computers and are one popular use for Linux. TurboLinux is expanding from its stronghold of Japan into Chinese and North American markets."

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