Reuters: Linux Maker Red Hat Gets New Heavyweight Backers

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for this link.

“Red Hat Software Inc., a top supplier of Linux, an alternative
computer operating system to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows software,
Tuesday said that four major computer makers had invested in the

“In a statement, Red Hat said Compaq Computer Corp.,
International Business Machines Corp., Novell Inc. and Oracle Corp.
had made minority equity investments in the company, joining
earlier investors Intel Corp. and Netscape Communications

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