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CNET News.com: Linux is star attraction in next week's IPOs

Oct 30, 1999, 00:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dawn Kawamoto)

"Some investors have singled out Cobalt Networks as the IPO to watch next week, largely because of the demand for offerings by Linux-related companies. The company makes server appliances that run the Linux operating system."

"I think it will do well because it's in a hot area and we've seen some really strong growth in Cobalt's products," said Paul Bard, an analyst with Renaissance Capital's IPO Fund. "They're unique in that they give smaller companies an opportunity to establish themselves online with low-cost, specialized servers that can create and host a company's Web presence..."

"Other Linux-related companies in the IPO pipeline include VA Linux Systems, a Linux computer maker; Andover.Net, a Linux portal site; and Linux software distributors LinuxOne and Caldera Systems."

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