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TechWeb: OpenLinux e-Desktop Preceeds Caldera IPO

Mar 20, 2000, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Glascock)

"The latest operating system product to ship from the Provo, Utah-based Linux developer packages a browser-based administration utility, office productivity applications, Internet configuration tools, MetaFrame client capabilities, and beefed-up security...."

"In touting the OpenLinux e-Desktop Internet client, Caldera is emphasizing ease of use, enhanced security, and a growing business acceptance of Linux. The company is packaging the product for the OEM market, retail environments, and an aggressive overseas expansion, said Benoy Tamang, marketing vice president at Caldera."

"Tamang described a large portion of the company's positioning of e-Desktop as a "seeding" activity "to enable first-time users to get their hands on Linux" and "to introduce Linux to the general business space." The product sells for $40, with 30-day telephone support and 90-day installation support."

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