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Tonight Live: Larry Augustin (CEO) on the future of VA Linux, plus More Microsoft

Jul 17, 2001, 17:33 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeff Gerhardt for this link. ]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2001
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have another great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!! (and yes the Loki tribes server is up and running, jeff will be playing after the show tonight.)

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular, we will talk about the FSF Opening a chapter in India and

In Segments Two- VA Linux What is the next step forward?

We will be joined by Larry Augustin, the President and CEO of VA Linux (we might be joined by a few more of the VA crew as well). With the news out June 27th on VA getting out of the hardware business, we felt it important that we have Larry on the show as soon as possible to talk about the future of VA as a services based company.

VA, one of the Linux communities cornerstone vendors, has had a roller coaster ride since their IPO in 1999. Their stock went as high as $330.00 a share at the IPO and is now down to about $2.50 per share (holding steady since March 1st).

Today VA enters a new era in its history as a services based company, instead of a hardware based company. We will get the inside story behind the choices made by the board of directors, and some insite as to the road forward.

NOTE: IT SHOULD BE KNOWN THAT VA IS A MAJOR SPONSOR OF THE LINUX SHOW.

In Segments Three- "Microsoft, Linux and the Fat Lady PART TWO"- or Contrary to many opinions, Linux is far from over and Microsoft still has a very very long road ahead
This is PART TWO of a segment that will carry over the next several weeks.

We are going to take this segment as an opportunity to re-ignite our (TLS) position of taking Microsoft to task at will. We have been called to task on this issue a number of times over the years. We do not accept the argument that we need to play nice to look make the Linux Community look "corporate." The mail so far has been favorable to our renewed "vigor."

Last week we will focused on the Wall Street Journal article, written by ROBERT H. BORK AND KENNETH W. STARR. You may wish to check this out for background.

Please also check out Arne Flones response to Bill Laberis of computerworld at http://www.thelinuxshow.com/025_view.shtml

This week we will focus on the new trend in main stream media coverage and the new face of the ongoing spinning. Boy oh boy, did you know that because of the new rulling Microsoft "gets to" offer more options to hardware OEM's??????

This is far from over folks......

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join us on the show, check our IRC Chat (irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com

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