"Today Linux desktop manufacturer Xandros acquired Linspire for
an undisclosed amount. Xandros will also be keeping existing
engineering, support, and key sales employees and long-time
Linspire employee and CEO Larry Kettler will be joining the Xandros
executive team as the VP of Business Development. While Xandros
didnâ€™t mention their total employee numbers
Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos claims Xandros to be the third largest
Linux company in the world after the acquisition. Former Linspire
CEO Kevin Carmony has some harsh criticism of the deal on his
"According to Typaldos Xandros and Linspire have had talks at
the CEO level over the years about the possibility of a combination
given their historically similar Debian-based roots and
complementary product lines. Such talks accelerated in late 2007
and culminated in the current agreement..."
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