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ZDNet UK: VA Linux tailors UK service

May 08, 2000, 22:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shan Kelly)

"VA Linux, made famous when its share price jumped a record 764 percent in its first day of trading, is launching a European operation offering custom-built hardware based on Linux."

"VA Linux was founded in 1993 by current chief executive Larry Augustin, after he used the first release of the free Linux operating system to build himself a fast low-cost Intel-based server. A Web posting offering the same service to others led to a flotation last November. More recently, the company led the project to port Linux to Intel's forthcoming Itanium microprocessor, guiding more experienced vendors such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Intel...."

"VA Linux systems are based on whichever Linux distributions customers want, Augustin said. He admitted that while VA Linux solutions usually have a Red Hat look and feel, which is most popular in the US, they may incorporate features from other distributions. In Germany, where SuSE Linux is most popular, he expects to supply systems based on that."

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