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IDG.net: Red Hat CEO talks about VA Linux Systems' IPO success

Dec 11, 1999, 19:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by April Jacobs)

"The highly successful initial public offering of VA Linux Systems, Inc. caused a buzz across the industry this week. The company's focus on turnkey Linux-based systems may help increase confidence in open source in the corporate market. Network World spoke with Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik to get his perspective on the VA Linux IPO - and what's ahead for Linux."

"What does the VA Linux IPO mean for Red Hat's future in the market?"

"This is further good news for the open source and Linux marketplace at large. It has created an opportunity for customers looking to buy turnkey Linux hardware and software as an alternative to Unix."

"How does it specifically fit into the Red Hat scheme?"

"With VA Linux shipping systems with Red Hat Linux, it has expanded our channels of distribution and provides an avenue to turnkey solutions for customers."

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