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BW: Linuxcare and Hitachi Seal Agreement Extending Technical Support Services in Japan

May 10, 2000, 20:08 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linuxcare, Inc., a leader in providing comprehensive services for Linux and open-source software, today announced its agreement with Hitachi, Ltd., one of the world's leading global electronic companies, to jointly provide in-depth technical support in the development of Hitachi's Linux solutions. Leveraging Linuxcare's deep Linux expertise, Hitachi will now offer integrated Linux solutions for hardware, software, and support to the e-business community."

"Hitachi recognizes the mainstream acceptance of Linux as a comprehensive operating system, providing installation and technical support for Linux on Hitachi's PC servers since April 1999. Under the terms of this agreement, Linuxcare will work with Hitachi to add new Linux service offerings for Hitachi customers, such as optimizing the Hitachi HA8000 Series Linux platform. Hitachi's HA8000 is designed to provide companies an efficient and economical e-business solution using Linux."

"This agreement with Hitachi is a major step in bringing Linux-based solutions to the Japanese market," says Jay Powell, managing director of Japanese operations, Linuxcare Inc. "We're delighted to offer Linuxcare's comprehensive Linux expertise to Hitachi."

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