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TheStreet.com: Silver Lining for Linux Companies?

Nov 17, 2000, 17:49 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Colarusso)

"The '69 Mets. Coney Island without the crime. Linux stocks. Ah, the good old days."

"It may seem like years ago that Linux stocks such as VA Linux and Red Hat were all the rage for tech investors, but it was just last year that their respective initial public offerings won the hearts of investors."

"Since then, though, those stocks have crashed, and Linux, the open-source operating system that was going to change everything, has receded from investors' minds. Yet at Deustche Banc Alex. Brown's tech conference here this week, a panel featuring major Linux companies drew a large crowd, which may mean investors haven't totally disavowed the stocks, said Deustche analyst Phil Rueppel. (His firm has done underwriting for VA Linux and Red Hat.)"

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