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CNET News.com: Santa Cruz Operation strengthens Linux bid

Feb 23, 2000, 16:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Santa Cruz Operation...will announce the next step in its transformation into a Linux company: an agreement to bolster the help SuSE offers its Linux customers.

"SuSE, based in Germany and most widely used in Europe, is one of the four most popular sellers of the Linux operating system. SCO has signed a deal with SuSE to provide consulting services such as planning complex installations, the company said...."

"Santa Cruz, Calif.-based SCO initially wasn't fond of Linux, a clone of the Unix operating system SCO sells. However, the company has had a change of heart, and analysts have said the shift makes sense as a way for SCO to keep its consulting staff gainfully employed while capturing some of the Linux momentum."

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