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Linux Business Week: New Commercial Linux Rival To Bedevil Red Hat & Novell

Jul 16, 2004, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"By the end of the year, Red Hat and SuSE will have a new commercial Linux rival to worry about, one that Red Hat nurtured in its own bosom in its core OS and tools development teams.

"Two ex-Red Hat VPs, Kim Knuttila, once VP of Red Hat's engineering services, and Erik Troan, one of Red Hat's first employees who became its chief developer and VP of product engineering and until last year its senior director of product marketing, have started an outfit called Specifix Inc that is building a new Linux distribution that promises to be whole lot more customizable than anything that exists on the market today..."

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