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ZDNet: Back to school for VA Linux?

[ Thanks to Phillip
Brown
for this link. ]

“The open-source movement got a big lift from the active
participation of many students. And now one of the larger Linux
vendors is hoping to strike similar pay dirt by going back to the
source.”

“On Tuesday, VA Linux Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX) announced
plans to sell its $795 Linux PC to the student market, a move that
Director of Product Marketing Robert Patrick hopes will provide a
springboard for the company to close direct deals with education
institutions.”

“Schools already count for one-third of Linux adoptees,
according to International Data Corp. , where analyst Dan Kusnetzky
said the university market could provide VA Linux with “a big
opportunity.””

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