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dbusiness.com: Atipa Corp. sees future in Linux

Sep 06, 2000, 13:57 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Atipa Corp. has seen the future, and it's running on a Linux operating system. That's the vision of Atipa founder Jason Talley, who this year turned over control of his 6 year-old company to new chief executive officer Jeffrey Keenan, a former Wall Street banker and entrepreneur."

"Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., the company has offices in California, Colorado, Texas, New York and New Jersey. Atipa designs, makes and sells hardware and software for the open-source Linux operating system - which many observers say is a system ready to go head-to-head with giants like Microsoft Windows. The company also does Linux consulting and service work."

"Until recently, most of Atipa's customers have been behemoths like Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XON), which need "supercomputers" and are drawn to the Linux system's adaptability. But following a move by competitor VA Linux (Nasdaq: LNUX), which went public this year, Atipa has been doing more work for smaller customers. ... Atipa - which is a South American Indian word for "victory" - was founded in 1994 and first based in Phoenix, Ariz., then in Joplin, Mo. The firm moved to Kansas City about two years ago."

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