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The Register: SGI takes stake in Linux distro SuSE

Dec 01, 2000, 17:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The value of the investment was not disclosed. However, the duo did say that the alliance will also involve their close co-operation on the "development, deployment and support of the Linux OS and infrastructure code."

"That suggests that SGI plans to roll-out boxes based on SuSE's distribution of Linux rather than Red Hat's, which is what it's shipping in its desktop systems today. However, the partners also said they will also be collaborating on high-end enterprise applications - at least that's what they claim their customers will get out of the arrangement - so SGI could be looking at SuSE as its high-end distribution and Red Hat for workstation-class systems."

"Certainly, the tone of the two companies' joint statement on the alliance doesn't mention SGI's traditional visual computing business."

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