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BW: IDC Rates VA Linux Systems as a Top Five Linux Server Vendor in Q4 1999…

“VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX) and International Data
Corporation (IDC) today announced that IDC will re-categorize and
track VA Linux Systems as a “brand-name” vendor in its Commercial
Systems and Servers program. With the re-categorization, VA Linux
Systems ranks as one of the top five vendors in IDC’s statistics on
Linux server shipments for Q4 1999.”

“The revised Top 5 Vendors for Linux Server Unit Shipments, Q499
are as follows:

                                            Q499         Market Share

     Compaq                                18,088                25%

     IBM                                    7,001                10%

     Hewlett-Packard                        5,429                 7%

     Dell                                   5,158                 7%

     VA Linux Systems                       3,645                 5%

     Fujitsu Siemens                        2,286                 3%

     Other                                 30,815                43%

     Total                                 72,422               100%

Source: IDC, 2000″


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