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CNET News.com: VA Linux buys Andover.Net

Feb 03, 2000, 14:53 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sandeep Junnarkar, Stephen Shankland)

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"Hoping to create a one-stop Linux powerhouse, VA Linux Systems, which sells computers and support services, today announced it has acquired Andover.Net, a site dedicated to Linux information, in a cash and stock deal worth roughly $813 million."

"The news was announced in conjunction with the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo."

"The merger positions Sunnyvale, Calif.-based VA to provide a multitude of services for Linux programmers, bringing together Andover.Net's vast Linux information and community sites with VA's open source services. VA hopes the deal will drive sales as developers visiting Andover.Net for information may well be steered to VA's products."

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