Topping months of increased media hype around Linux, Netscape and Intel on Tuesday announced that they have taken a minority stake in Red Hat Software.
Though rumours of the deal surfaced last week, the announcement was officially made at ISPcon, a trade show for Internet service providers (ISPs) this week in San Jose, California. This location was no coincidence: ISPs have been among the most enthusiast adopters of Linux.
Red Hat, the North Carolina company which sells a popular shrink-wrapped Intel version of the free operating system, is receiving unspecified minority investments from Netscape, Intel and from two venture capitalists, Greylock and Benchmark Partners.
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