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Linux seller Xandros acquires Scalix server software

Scalix will become an independent subsidiary of Xandros, a Linux specialist trying to expand its product range.

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.