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Feb 02, 1999, 23:22 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Call it a six-year-old startup. VA Research Inc., formed in 1993 in typical Silicon Valley style, today said it is ready to bring the open source Linux operating system into large enterprises for mainstream deployment."

"Of course with Compaq, Dell, IBM, Lotus, Oracle and Informix, among others, saying the same, why should anyone pay attention to an unknown company such as VA Research? According to VA Research founder Larry Augustin--who financed the company using credit cards as a graduate student at Stanford University--because it knows more about Linux than the big boys."

"They have a good management team and skilled technical people that understand Linux."

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