"Mission Critical Linux, which once hoped to lead a
second, more mature generation of Linux companies, was forced to
lay off 90 percent of its staff after unsuccessful attempts to
attract a buyer.
Mission Critical Linux specialized in a high-end version of
Linux that came with "clustering" features that allowed one server
to take over when another server crashed. Last Friday, the company
announced new funding and a restructuring that eliminated its
services and consulting work and significantly pared down its
Now more details are starting to emerge that show just how
drastic that restructuring was."