Another Linux merger dies

Linux NetworX and Ebiz Enterprises have called off their merger, the second time this week Linux companies have backed off from plans to join forces. Ebiz announced in March it had agreed to acquire Linux NetworX, which builds low-cost supercomputers made of networked Linux machines.

Linux NetworX and Ebiz Enterprises have called off their merger, the second time this week Linux companies have backed off from plans to join forces.

Ebiz announced in March it had agreed to acquire Linux NetworX, which builds low-cost supercomputers made of networked Linux machines. Ebiz sells a host of Linux products, including inexpensive PCs, other companies' servers and software and doo-dads such as Linux keychains.

Now the companies won't merge, agreeing instead to a partnership under which Ebiz will make and sell Linux NetworX's computers, said Clark Roundy, vice president of marketing and sales at Linux NetworX. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News