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NY Times: Linux Vendor Set to Get $57-Million Infusion

Jan 17, 2000, 15:48 (0 Talkback[s])

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"TurboLinux Inc., a Linux operating system vendor with roots in the Asian computer market, will receive a $57 million investment on Monday from Dell Computer, Compaq Computer, Intel and a variety of other United States computer, software and investment firms...."

"The investment is the latest in a wave of private and public investments in Linux software companies like RedHat, Caldera, LinuxCare and others. Last week, for example, Caldera announced a private investment of $30 million, the filing of its initial public offering and the settlement of a civil antitrust suit it had filed against Microsoft for an amount in excess of $150 million."

"TurboLinux said it had particular strength in China and Japan. The company adds proprietary software to Linux operating systems to permit Internet sites to cluster together a number of computers into so-called Web farms, creating more powerful systems."

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