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CNET News.com: Turbolinux plans to acquire services company Linuxcare

Jan 12, 2001, 18:39 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Turbolinux and Linuxcare, two established Linux companies that missed the prime time to go public, are in merger discussions."

"The two companies have started discussions to band together, a Linuxcare spokeswoman confirmed Friday. 'We have services, and they have products,' she said. The details haven't been settled yet, the spokeswoman said, and a final agreement hasn't been signed."

"The merger would be a dramatic change of direction for both companies. Turbolinux has focused on selling Linux products that package the open-source operating system with higher-level software such as databases, but it has avoided the approach of its major competitor, Red Hat, which sells services. Linuxcare, by contrast, has focused on providing services and technical support for all versions of Linux, including ones from Turbolinux and its competitors, Red Hat, SuSE and Caldera Systems."

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