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Seattle Times/LA Times: VA Linux skyrockets 10-fold in trading debut

Dec 11, 1999, 22:07 (0 Talkback[s])

"VA Linux Systems, a maker of high-end computers that run the hot Linux computer operating system, is riding the latest Wall Street fad - even surpassing the recent mania for the e-commerce companies - as investors bet on Linux as a rival to Microsoft's Windows NT for high-end computers...."

"The company raised $132 million through the sale of 4.4 million shares."

"Some analysts, however, characterized the price of VA Linux as an "irrational" and "emotional" movement by investors to grab anything on the Linux bandwagon."

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