“VA Research Linux Systems (VA), calling itself the first “Linux
systems company,” is the progeny of VA Research Inc., which was
started in a Stanford University dormitory room as a mail-order
Linux-box business in 1993 by VA’s current president and CEO, Larry
Augustin, according to a VA spokesman.
The restructured company, which has entered a business
relationship with Intel, says it offers Linux-based hardware,
software, and service/support solutions to meet enterprise needs.
The company is focusing on cultivating the Linux-on-Intel