Cliff Miller co-founded , a seller of the Linux operating system, in 1992 butthe company in 2000, shortly before its plans began to .
Mountain View Data said on Tuesday that it has acquired Turbolinux'ssoftware, which lets administrators rapidly install software on large numbers of computers, a task known as "provisioning."
PowerCockpit was part of a plan at Turbolinux to diversify with more software products than just a version of Linux. It has since scaled back as part of a plan to. The company also spun off its EnFuzion calculation software to start-up .
"I thought PowerCockpit was a very nifty product," said Aberdeen Group analyst Bill Claybrook, but Turbolinux wasn't able to give the product the attention it deserved.
"It came around at a time when it should have been a hot topic, but they were so screwed up as a company they could never get it together," Claybrook said. "They did a very poor job of marketing it."