ComputerWorld: Plenty of New Linux Stocks, but No Red Hat

“Investors who missed out on last year’s Linux success stories
will get a new chance this month, as several Linux companies
prepare to go public. The consensus from the analysts: LinuxCare
Inc. (Nasdaq:LXCR proposed) looks promising, but be careful with
Caldera Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:CALD proposed) and stay away from
LinuxOne Inc. (Nasdaq:LINX proposed).”

LinuxCare in San Francisco and Caldera Systems in Orem,
Utah, both priced their initial public offerings last week. Both
are highly regarded Linux companies
, but they have little
revenue and mounting losses.”

“Analysts say they have little patience with LinuxOne, a
virtually unknown start-up in Mountain View, Calif., that recently
launched a Linux distribution that’s seen as a transparent attempt
to cash in on the Linux hype.”