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Motorola Taps Linuxcare for Embedded Linux Support

Dec 22, 1999 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Linuxcare, Inc., a premier vendor of Linux technical services to the Global 1000, today announced it has become Motorola Computer Group's (MCG) resource for Linux support and services.

Under the terms of the contract, Linuxcare's Technical Support Strategic Business Unit (SBU) will provide backline engineering support to Motorola Computer Group's support and development organization. Under its Professional Services SBU, Linuxcare will work with the Motorola Computer Group's product engineering and customer support services on product customization and application development. The Linuxcare University SBU will provide worldwide courseware licensing and instructor technical support for Motorola Computer Group's training programs.

''Linuxcare's extensive Linux expertise, ability to support all major Linux distributions, and strong customer services infrastructure made it an ideal choice for Motorola,'' said Wayne Sennett, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Computer Group. ''This agreement will help assure that Motorola can provide the highest level of consistent, formal support for the Linux operating system to our customers.''

''We are thrilled to be the Linux service provider for a global leader in integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions,'' said Fernand Sarrat, CEO of Linuxcare. ''Motorola's choice of Linuxcare is further evidence of our lead in the services category race.''

About Motorola MCG (

Motorola Computer Group (MCG), headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., is the leading supplier of embedded computing platforms to OEMs for use in telecommunications, imaging and industrial automation applications worldwide. MCG provides best-in-class solutions by combining its advanced design engineering capability with responsive, world-class manufacturing operations. MCG is part of Motorola's Integrated Electronics Systems Sector (IESS), a division of Motorola, Inc. IESS is a leading provider of electronic systems for customers who integrate them into their products. The five businesses of IESS deliver high- value embedded electronic solutions that enable customers to differentiate their products and lead their markets. Motorola is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1998 were $29.4 billion.

About Linuxcare, Inc. (

Linuxcare, Inc. is a premier provider of Linux services-including technical support, professional services, education, and product certification-for Global 1000 companies. Linuxcare supports all major distributions of Linux on all major platforms, offering a variety of programs including 24×7 enterprise-class telephone support. With funding from Kleiner Perkins and others, Linuxcare is working with numerous major technology companies. The company hosts, the world's leading online technical-support resource for Linux. Founded in 1998, Linuxcare is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.

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