CNET News.com: VA Linux profit outlook depends on hardware

For VA Linux Systems, the road to profitability is paved
with better hardware.

“The company, flush with funds from its record-setting IPO, has
launched an ambitious plan to become one of the leading providers
of servers to the Internet, said CEO Larry Augustin in an interview
with News.com. Intel’s upcoming Itanium processor and improvements
to the Linux OS will be the first steps in the company’s expansion,
and plans for Europe and Asia will follow….”

“We felt it was very important to be a public company because of
the legitimacy it brings to the company and to Linux,” he said.
“It’s not so much the cash infusion.”

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