October 18, 2001

The future looks assured

Author: JT Smith

"Ironically, as [Linux] finds increasing market share and support among large IT
companies, the smaller concerns which package and sell Linux have been experiencing
difficulties. In the last months, Corel, the software company, has spun off its solutions
provider or "distribution" as it is called in the Linux world. SuSE has announced redundancies,
particularly affecting its US office, and MandrakeSoft, makers of the well-regarded Mandrake
distribution, lost many members of its senior management including the chief executive.
Linuxcare, Turbolinux and VA Linux Systems have also laid off staff." Financial Times.


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