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CNET News.com: VA Linux profit outlook depends on hardware

Jan 12, 2000, 07:12 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"For VA Linux Systems, the road to profitability is paved with better hardware."

"The company, flush with funds from its record-setting IPO, has launched an ambitious plan to become one of the leading providers of servers to the Internet, said CEO Larry Augustin in an interview with News.com. Intel's upcoming Itanium processor and improvements to the Linux OS will be the first steps in the company's expansion, and plans for Europe and Asia will follow...."

"We felt it was very important to be a public company because of the legitimacy it brings to the company and to Linux," he said. "It's not so much the cash infusion."

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