Upside: VA Linux Welcomes IBM

“IBM (IBM) announced Monday a major new push into the Linux
server market, appointing its well-regarded former Internet manager
to head up a new Linux division that will spearhead the company’s
e-commerce efforts. With a market cap of $213 billion, IBM is a
behemoth compared to the clutch of Linux-focused companies that
have gone public in the last six month, such as VA Linux (LNUX),
with its $7 billion market cap, or Red Hat (RHAT), which is valued
at $10 billion.

“So why aren’t the little guys worried about getting squished?
VA Linux CEO Larry Augustin tells Upside Today it’s because he’s
built a company that can do more than simply put Linux on a Pentium