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NewsForge: New Tuxtops seller not worried about Linux laptop competition

Feb 23, 2001, 07:42 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"QLITech, which is taking over the recently defunct Tuxtops Linux laptop line, isn't worried about the big boys in the laptop business, says Ray Sanders, QLI's president."

"QLITech, a 10-employee private company based in Moline, Ill., announced today (Feb. 22) it was acquiring Tuxtops' line of Linux-loaded laptops after Tuxtops suspended laptop sales earlier this year. Tuxtops President Graham Hine said then that competition from companies such as IBM and Dell loading Linux on laptops helped drive his company out of the laptop sales business."

"But Sanders said the 2-year-old QLITech, which also sells small office/home office Linux packages, inexpensive servers, and Linux PCs optimized for gaming, said he believes QLI can establish a market niche for Tuxtops' laptops as bigger companies test the Linux waters."

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