SuSE: All Well at UnitedLinux
Jul 19, 2002, 15:22 (4 Talkback[s])
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While emphatically refusing to comment on any rumors regarding
its partner in UnitedLinux, representatives from SuSE Linux did
issue a brief comment today regarding how any possible change in
Turbolinux's status would effect UnitedLinux.
In short, not at all.
Representatives from Turbolinux have not issued any statements,
either on or off the record, regarding the various rumors regarding
their demise. These rumors were first made mention in the online
press by LinuxGram in a story posted late yesterday (see Related
However, when Linux Today contacted other members of the
UnitedLinux consortium of which Turbolinux is a part, SuSE Linux AG
did choose to issue two very brief statements.
First, the company made clear its stance on the ambiguity of the
status of Turbolinux: "SuSE Linux does not comment [on] any
rumors," a company representative said.
In the second brief statement, SuSE did lay to rest any
potential impact a change at Turbolinux would have on the
"Any possible changes at Turbo or other UnitedLinux partners,
would not affect the UnitedLinux development, as SuSE's development
team is responsible for quality and schedule," the statement
The decision to issue the statements came from over a half-day
of business passing in Europe, with rumors flying regarding not
only the fate of Turbolinux but UnitedLinux as well.
None of this clears the air on what exactly is going on at
Turbolinux. The San-Francisco based company has extensive sales and
retail inroads throughout Asia and is regarded as a strong Linux
LinuxGram: Reports Circulate that Turbolinux has Collapsed(Jul