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ZDNet: Back to school for VA Linux?

Apr 13, 2000, 05:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

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"The open-source movement got a big lift from the active participation of many students. And now one of the larger Linux vendors is hoping to strike similar pay dirt by going back to the source."

"On Tuesday, VA Linux Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX) announced plans to sell its $795 Linux PC to the student market, a move that Director of Product Marketing Robert Patrick hopes will provide a springboard for the company to close direct deals with education institutions."

"Schools already count for one-third of Linux adoptees, according to International Data Corp. , where analyst Dan Kusnetzky said the university market could provide VA Linux with "a big opportunity.""

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