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Linux firms are facing challenges, such as a shaky market for IPOs and increasing pressure to include the operating system in non-PC devices. But Linux's heyday isn't over.

 

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Linux firms are facing challenges, such as a shaky market for IPOs and increasing pressure to include the operating system in non-PC devices. But Linux's heyday isn't over, as Lineo snags a major cash infusion from Asia.

 


Linux firm snags $37 million investment
Lineo, which creates a version of Linux for non-PC computing devices, receives the investment from a slew of Asian manufacturers, close on the heels of a similar investment in a major competitor.

Open-source e-commerce software firm snags $10 million
OpenSales, which develops open-source e-commerce software that runs on Linux, among other operating systems, receives a $10 million investment.

Linuxcare withdraws IPO, blames market swings
The Linux services firm, stung by the recent resignations of two key executives, requests that its planned share sale of $56.6 million be withdrawn.

New strategy challenges Linux firms for real-time computing
Competition is heating up for companies trying to embed Linux into non-PC computing devices.