A notice posted to the Web site of Linux developer, Eazel, confirms the company has officially closed its doors as of yesterday. The company was formed to develop an easy-to-use version of the Linux operating system.
The message from the Eazel team indicates financial difficulties were the reason the company closed.
As of May 15, 2001, Eazel has ceased operations.
Our most diligent efforts were not sufficient to secure additional funding. We're disappointed that we can't continue developing software and services for users of Open Source Software. We are confident, however, that Nautilus development will continue forward. For those interested in participating in Nautilus development, more information is available at http://developer.eazel.com.
If you had files stored on the Eazel Online Storage Service, we have made alternative arrangements for you to retrieve them. Detailed information on this process is available at http://www.eazel.com/storageinfo.html. We have tried to minimize any inconvenience that this might cause.
Two of the founding members of Eazel were also Apple executives at one time. Chief Executive Mike Boich, was an evangelist for the Macintosh project and Andy Hertzfeld, was a member of the original Macintosh team.
This story, "Eazel closes up shop" was originally published by PCWorld.