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The Linux Firm with the Cool Factor

Jan 21, 2000, 15:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Avery)

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"While a student, Larry Augustin parted ways with the future founder of Yahoo! to follow the Linux faith"

"SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Larry Augustin -- the man behind the biggest first-day trading gain in U.S. stock market history -- personifies the unconventional bent of the open-source Linux software movement."

"Despite a respectable market valuation of $6.3-billion, VA Linux eschews mahogany furniture for toys and fun posters. (All figures in U.S. dollars.)"

"Dr. Augustin's newly minted paper wealth -- just over $1-billion, based on the recent value of his 6.1 million shares -- has driven him to neither haute couture nor haute cuisine."

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