"Turbolinux, one of the four main Linux commercializers, closed
down on Monday, multiple sources say.
"The company could not be reached for comment late last night
when reports started filtering in. It was after normal business
hours anywhere in the US.
"If true, the unconfirmed disaster will be a black eye for the
newfangled United Linux initiative that Turbo, Caldera, SuSE and
Conectiva, all second stringers, put together a few weeks ago to
prop each other up and create a common operating system platform to
take up against Linux market leader Red Hat. The widgetry, based on
SuSE's Enterprise Server and purportedly due to GA in Q4, is
apparently supposed to mimic Red Hat's new enterprise-focused
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