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LinuxPR: BSDi Receives $5 Million Investment From Leading Japanese Internet Solution Provider

Nov 01, 2000, 01:50 (1 Talkback[s])

"BSDi will use the proceeds from the investment to continue to develop and market advanced BSD operating systems and its iXtreme Series line of Internet servers computing systems and to provide ongoing backing for the FreeBSD Project, the developers of the FreeBSD open source operating system."

"BSDi, the leader in Internet infrastructure-grade solutions, announced today the company has received a $5 million strategic investment from Livin' On The Edge, one of Japan's leading Internet solution providers."

"We are pleased to back BSDi's commitment to develop BSD Internet technologies, popularize BSD as the original open source operating system, and continue its backing of the FreeBSD Project," said Dan Kogai, Chief Technical Officer of Livin' On The Edge. "More than 95 percent of the servers used and integrated by The Edge run on FreeBSD. FreeBSD helps to fuel our rapid growth by making it possible to run very intensive Internet servers at significantly less cost. In short, the BSD Internet Daemon sharpens The Edge. We intend to work closely with BSDi to ensure the ongoing development and commercial viability of the BSD platform."

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