CNET News: SuSE, Turbolinux Pool Linux Efforts

“SuSE, based in Germany, and Turbolinux, based in Japan,
announced a strategic agreement Thursday to jointly develop Linux
operating system products for IBM’s higher-end servers. The
products will be based on SuSE’s Enterprise Server software.

“The two companies have much smaller Linux sales than do leader
Red Hat, according to IDC. To try to improve their collective
position, the two companies combined with Brazil’s Conectiva and
Utah’s SCO Group to form UnitedLinux in May.

“UnitedLinux also put SuSE’s software at the core, but that
partnership only involved Intel processor-based servers. The new
alliance covers IBM’s mainframe zSeries systems, its Unix pSeries
systems and its mid-range iSeries systems…”


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