CNET News.com/Meta Group: VA bucking odds in hardware market
Oct 05, 2000, 22:41 (10 Talkback[s])
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"Linux hardware seller VA Linux has an interesting strategy, and
its financial grounding in computer hardware sales makes it stand
out among the pure Linux companies."
"Ultimately, VA has little to offer beyond lower price to
the wider market of corporate buyers looking for Linux Web servers.
And the lower its prices, the less margin it makes and therefore
the less likely it is to become profitable."
"Linux is finding a place in two markets. Corporations are using
Linux for inexpensive Web servers and potentially may expand their
Linux use to other non-critical applications."
"Today VA is growing on the basis of selling to Linux "true
believers" that it has attracted with the help of its Web sites.
That community requires only modest support and is a viable
starting point. If VA is to sustain its growth, however, it must
invest heavily in marketing and in building a channel, and those
investments are likely to eat up any profits it may realize."
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(Oct 04, 2000)
- LinuxPR: VA Linux Releases VACM 2.0 Cluster Management Software
(Oct 03, 2000)
- CNET News.com: VA Linux trying to make inroads into Japan(Sep 29, 2000)
- LinuxPR: VA Linux Systems To Provide Red Hat 7.0-Based Software On Servers
(Sep 25, 2000)
- VA Linux Systems Ventures into Storage(Sep 12, 2000)
- CommWeb: VA Linux Enters The NAS Market(Sep 12, 2000)
- BW: VA Linux Appoints Senior Executive To Lead Systems Division(Aug 30, 2000)
- Upside: VA Linux surges, Gnutella hardly invulnerable(Aug 27, 2000)
- Inter@ctive Investor: VA Linux finally shows signs of life(Aug 25, 2000)