[email protected] Investor: 2HRS2GO: VA Linux CEO wants end to unreal PR

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Trading hype made VA Linux CEO Larry Augustin a paper
billionaire, but he wants the Linux frenzy to calm down.

“There’s obviously a mix of people who trade on the market: Some
people who trade off whatever’s hot, and some people who trade on
the longer term,” Augustin said this morning. “One of things that
concerns me about Linux right now is the effect of — we call it
the K-Tel effect: you announce that you’re going to use Linux to
run something, and your stock goes up.”

“I’m worried that that’s going to sort of damage the reputation
around companies and Linux. It’s very important that you people
help to filter out all those things that are real versus not

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