Linux specialist Xandros has acquired Scalix, a seller of Linux-based server software for e-mail and calendar management, the companies announced Wednesday.
The acquisition expands Xandros' attempt to grow beyond its original roots as a desktop Linux supplier to a seller of a broader range of server products including Linux and management tools. Scalix is proprietary software, like competitor Microsoft Exchange but not Open-Xchange.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Scalix will operate as a separate subsidiary, New York-based Xandros said, but will be able to use Xandros resources and technology. Scalix will continue to support versions of Linux from Xandros rivals including Red Hat and Novell's Suse .
Scalix has 675 corporate customers who have set up more than 1 million mailboxes in total with the software, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company said.