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Upside: VA Linux Welcomes IBM

Jan 11, 2000, 15:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Tate)

"IBM (IBM) announced Monday a major new push into the Linux server market, appointing its well-regarded former Internet manager to head up a new Linux division that will spearhead the company's e-commerce efforts. With a market cap of $213 billion, IBM is a behemoth compared to the clutch of Linux-focused companies that have gone public in the last six month, such as VA Linux (LNUX), with its $7 billion market cap, or Red Hat (RHAT), which is valued at $10 billion."

"So why aren't the little guys worried about getting squished? VA Linux CEO Larry Augustin tells Upside Today it's because he's built a company that can do more than simply put Linux on a Pentium box...."

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