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32BitsOnlne: Cobalt buys Chilli!soft but is it an act of desperation?

Mar 23, 2000, 16:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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"According to Cobalt Network's CEO, Stephen DeWitt, Cobalt will benefit from Chilli!soft's implementation of Active Server Pages (ASP), pioneered by Microsoft as an open standard."

"VA Linux Systems[NASDAQ:LNUX] and Cobalt share much more than making network computers for larger organizations; both companies have seen their company share price plummet like a rock after very successful IPOs. Many investors believe that Linux is a good product but are skeptical as to whether the operating system can make a viable business model because it is freely distrubute-able and no one company owns it."

"ASP, like PHP3, acts as a middleware application that allows HTML based pages to 'come alive' by allowing access to databases; hence creating highly interactive, easy to maintain and advanced websites."

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