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LinuxPlanet: VERITAS Continues Linux Push

Mar 01, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

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"At the January LinuxWorld Expo 2004, VERITAS made a number of announcements that demonstrate this company's commitment to the Linux space, and the new products have kept coming steadily since then.

"One of the major changes is that, while before, VERITAS Linux solutions were only available for Red Hat Linux, support for SUSE has also been added for its core Linux product line--except for NetBackup, which has supported SUSE and Red Hat since v4.5 in April 2002.

"When asked whether the initial decision to make this happen was made before or after Novell's initial mentions of potentially purchasing SUSE, Ranajit Nevatia (VERITAS director of Linux Strategy) pointed out that this move actually began two years ago and took this long to implement--with the Novell and SUSE news coming merely at an opportune time, perhaps reinforcing the wisdom of this strategy..."

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