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TechWeb: VA Research Buys Two Linux Companies

Apr 27, 1999, 16:22 (1 Talkback[s])
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"VA Research Linux Systems, which made itsname selling Linux boxes, has bought two of its competitors: Linux Hardware Solutions, in Wilmington, N.C., and Enlightened Solutions, in Atlanta. Terms were not disclosed."

"Larry Augustin, president of VA, said the company will reorganize into three groups, VA Linux Systems, which will build and sell machines and support them; VA Linux Labs, a facility dedicated to enhancing and growing the open source code operating system; and, a soon-to-debut portal..."

"Augustin predicts Linux, which is freely available off the Internet or from several distributors including Red Hat Software and Caldera Systems, will outsell megalith Windows NT by the end of this year. He said it is already the No. 1 OS for ISPs...."

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