"A recent story entitled, 'Dearly Departed: Companies and
Products That Didn't Deserve to Die' didn't cover Linux or
open-source companies. That got me to thinking. So here, without
further adieu, is my list of five Linux companies that died before
"5) Cobalt Networks Way back in 2000, Sun
purchased Cobalt Networks, a hotter than hot low-end server
appliance company in a stock-for-stock deal worth about $2 billion.
The Cobalt products used MIPS processors, which put them in direct
competition with Sun's own UltraSPARC CPUs..."