January 21, 2002

Who wins if AOL swallows Red Hat?

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "Red Hat, meanwhile, is the predominant enterprise business server Linux, with
interests in developer tools and embedded systems.

Only of one of those three areas is likely to be attractive to AOL. The other two, if it
needs them, can be acquired though partnership, rather than spending cash. AOL
is if anything, withdrawing from enterprise business software, with its ownership of
the iPlanet venture (the server half of the Netscape acquisition) elapsing in March.
Most of the employees were transferred to Sun last year."


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