The Linux Firm with the Cool Factor

“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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