"Cliff Miller's TurboLinux has cornered the Asian market.
Now he's setting his sights on North America."
"Since its rather humble beginnings as a husband-and-wife
freeware operation, Cliff Miller's TurboLinux, Inc. has grown into
a significant force in Linux -- with over 150 employees and a
strong hold on the Japanese and emerging Asian Linux markets. But
TurboLinux, which used to be known as Pacific Hi-Tech, has been
ramping up its North American operations of late, opening up new
offices in the Bay Area, launching a North American reseller
program, and inking a bundling deal with router vendor Linksys.
Miller met with Linux Magazine Publisher Adam Goodman and Executive
Editor Robert McMillan recently to talk Linux, and to explain why
he thinks his company can succeed by focusing on something that
many Linux companies don't like to talk about: selling free
"Linux Magazine: How did TurboLinux begin?"
"Cliff Miller: In 1992, my wife Iris and I started this Internet
CD-ROM company in our basement. I was a graduate student at the
University of Utah in computer science. I was in the Ph.D. program
there and my wife was working at a company called Sirius that was
later acquired by Novell. When Novell acquired them, they laid off
most of the sales force."
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