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Feb 15, 2001, 14:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"It's been an interesting couple of weeks in the international Linux business market. After the hype which surrounded the release of the 2.4.0 kernel, I guess it's safe to say that everyone expected a bit of a quiet period as the industry re-organised it's products..."

"In the last two weeks, however, a couple of very publicly visible Linux companies have been quietly bleeding. Last week NewsForge alleged that TurboLinux is quietly losing more than 40 of it's 120 staff in it's California office. Quite a significant amount! 120 people is not a huge company - but when you consider that TurboLinux could be cutting 1/3 of it's US based workforce, this is maybe grounds for worry."

"Another company suffering problems this month has been Suse. Suse is the leading European Linux distributor, and due to the quality of it's Linux distribution, has been making inroads into the American market. ... However, Suse last week laid off around 12 people from their US workforce - leaving only a token presence in the US of A."

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