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ComputerWorld: VA Linux IPO Leads to Craze

Dec 20, 1999, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kathleen Ohlson)

"VA Linux Systems Inc.'s stock debut followed the spiky pattern of other Linux offerings, though even the downward spikes indicate that there's considerable investor interest in Linux."

"The company's stock gained 700% in its first day of trading. But its ride - like other Linux initial public offerings (IPO) - came back to reality days later."

"The wild run was partly due to the hype surrounding Linux and the relatively small number of shares available to trade, according to Irv DeGraw, senior research director at WorldFinanceNet.com...."

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