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Investors.com: Meeting Big Expectations A Worry For Linux Firms

Dec 29, 1999, 17:23 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rex Crum)

"'Tis the season to be Linux. In the last two months, companies that didn't exist three years ago have suddenly found their coffers full of cash largely because they have not dot-com but Linux in their names. Investors are so hot for Linux-related IPO shares that they resemble antsy children begging their parents for the next set of Pokemon cards."

"There's a Linux riot going on. And it's starting to worry David Sifry, chief technology officer and co-founder of Linuxcare Inc., a privately held San Francisco-based company that provides technical support and services for firms that use computers running on Linux operating software...."

"LinuxOne's business model resembles Red Hat more than Linuxcare. It's released a Linux version in China, and Chiou is in Europe for the release of LinuxOne's Spanish version of the system. Holmes, who has been aboard four months, says the company formed in March."

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