The company will unveil its new international name next Wednesday, Michael Robertson, founder and chief executive officer of the San Diego-based Linux
vendor said in a statement on the company's website. "To assure that we can do business globally, we are in the process of selecting a different name
for our web presence and product name," he wrote. "I believe it's the only way to respond to an onslaught from such a rich company."
To expect anything else from Microsoft could be seen as naive in the extreme, but the decision has been forced onto the company after a federal judge
in Seattle recently denied its request to stop Microsoft from pursuing it outside the US.