Be raises $25 million for future development

OS vendor takes Great Satan of chips' shilling

Intel has invested in 'alternative OS' developer Be, as predicted (see Intel to buy into Be). A number of venture capital firms also chipped in, bringing the total sum raised by Be to $25 million. The company did not reveal what proportion had come from Intel coffers, and neither did the Great Satan itself -- one of it spokesimps said: "We don't reveal the level of investments we make. We didn't with Red Hat, and we won't with Be." Other terms of the investment were also kept under Intel's (red?) hat. He added: "Intel is [an] operating system agnostic. We're keen to see as wide a range of OSes as possible running on the Intel platform." ®

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