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Smart Partner: Linuxcare's Near Death Experience

Aug 11, 2000, 21:12 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"When Sm@rt Partner last visited Linuxcare, it was a company in deep trouble. The CEO and CTO had left under a cloud, Red Hat had taken the lion's share of Dell's lucrative Linux work, and its IPO had been cancelled."

"Most companies, especially a cutting edge technology business, might be contemplating going out of business. Linuxcare, however, has responded to its sea of troubles by sailing its way into an unexpected harbor of good business."

"First, despite still not having a CEO, Linuxcare has inked several big deals over the summer. Foremost among them was Linuxcare's agreement with Fujitsu Siemens Computers to deliver Linux and open-source consulting and technical support to its customers and partners. Another significant deal for Linuxcare was with its agreement with Compaq to provide the first user-friendly install of Linux on Alpha chips."

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