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Linux PC maker names technology chief

Dominic Paulraj, who worked on processor and operating system technology at Sun Microsystems, has been named chief technologist at Linare, which sells inexpensive computers using the Linux operating system. Paulraj will lead software work at Linare, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said in a statement on Monday.

Linare sells $199 PCs through Amazon.com, aiming its products at buyers in North America and India. Before working at Sun, Paulraj was vice president of engineering at Ergo Software Systems, where he helped create an embedded operating system called ErGos.