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The Register: VA drops Linux name, boots out Kuro5hin

Oct 31, 2001, 18:45 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)
"VA Linux Systems wants to drop the 'Linux' from its name, less than three years after it added it. The new name of VA Software is thought to better reflect the company's new business of selling software, rather than Linux-tuned hardware and services.

The company began life as 'VA Research' in 1993, and #included Linux into the moniker in April 1999 in the run up to its then record-breaking IPO. Changing the company's LNUX stock ticker might prove more difficult, we guess.

There are also moves afoot, but as yet unannounced, to resuffle VA's OSDN assets. The enviable portfolio of Linux-related websites includes Slashdot, Freshmeat, NewsForge, (currently) and Kuro5hin. But not for very much longer - from January Kuro5hin will go it alone."

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