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Inter@ctive Investor: Linux duo VA Linux, Andover.net step up to IPO plate

Dec 08, 1999, 14:28 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Dignan)

"After weeks of Wall Street going bonkers over any company that mentioned Linux in a press release, investors will finally get a real Linux company to trade as VA Linux (Proposed ticker: LNUX) launches its IPO."

"Computer systems vendor VA Linux, scheduled to trade Thursday, may not be Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), but its Securities and Exchange Commission filings reveal a company with real revenue, a strong customer base and all the makings to be a big player as the open source Linux operating system gains steam."

"Technically, there are two Linux IPOs this week -- Andover.net (Proposed ticker: ANDN) also will trade this week. VA Linux, however, stands tall over Andover.net, a Linux portal, in terms of business fundamentals."

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