Red Hat buys technology from Netscape

Linux distributor Red Hat Inc said on Thursday that it had bought Netscape’s computer user identification and management technology from America Online Inc, a unit of Time Warner Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Red Hat, which provides update and support services for the Linux operating system, said it will integrate the assets from Netscape Security Solutions into its products in the next 6 to 12 months.The technology purchased by Red Hat for an undisclosed amount is used to manage user profiles in large corporate networks.

News source: ExpressIndia Red Hat is focusing its efforts on selling more of its update and support services to large companies that are using Linux, a software operating system that can be copied and modified freely, unlike proprietary software such as Microsoft Corp’s Windows.


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