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ZDNet UK: Compaq invests in Linux company SuSE

Mar 15, 2001, 14:46 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Compaq Computer has invested in SuSE, a German Linux seller revamping its North American sales operation."

"The Houston computing giant made the investment in December, the same time SGI invested, a SuSE spokeswoman said Tuesday. In addition, Compaq and SGI personnel have joined SuSE's supervisory board, the company said Monday."

"Other investors include Intel, Apax, Capital Research, John Hancock and Liechtenstein Global Trust."

"SuSE has been adjusting to the tougher economic climate that has afflicted Linux companies and technology companies in general. The company cut two-thirds of its North American staff in February."

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