September 30, 1998 11:40 AM PDT

Linux in the limelight

Red Hat's chief hails the new investments in his company by heavy hitters Intel and Netscape, which are now among a legion of players backing Linux.

Connections key to Red Hat deal
The Intel and Netscape names will help open doors that may previously have been closed, says Red Hat's president.

Intel, Netscape back Red Hat
audio | update The two firms and two venture companies take a stake in Red Hat Software, distributor of a version of Linux.

Netscape leans on Linux
Cofounder Marc Andreessen explains his company's investment in Red Hat, saying "Linux will be bigger than all Unix combined."

Informix joins Linux fans
Informix plans to ship a version of its flagship Dynamic Server database on Linux, according to sources close to the company.

Computing giants backing Linux
Oracle, Informix, Dell, and Intel are among those who think the freely available operating system is ready for corporate use.


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