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ConsultingTimes.com: The Market Channel That Makes Linux Go

Apr 30, 2001, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

[ Thanks to Trey Tabner for this link. ]

"10 years ago, an association of top Unix Resellers located throughout the US and Canada formed an association. They stated their purpose as one in which they could work with one another to provide Unix (and now, Linux) customers with what they claim as the best possible products, support and service."

"Their members have worked successfully together on many projects and bring their expertise to the Linux/UNIX channel. They quietly do the work that allows Linux to thrive. You don't hear much about them but they make up a large part of what allowed Compaq to do close to a billion dollars in server sales in the Intel UNIX and Linux space last year."

"When you read about the SCO channel and how Caldera can benefit from a vague reference to some resellers "out there", you're reading about this association. These professionals make up what some see as SCO's premiere resellers. But without iXorg, would SCO have premiere resellers?"

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