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ZDNET UK: Will Wall Street's Linux love affair last?

Dec 02, 1999, 15:18 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Barrett)

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"Investors went bonkers Tuesday as V-One jumped 279 percent after it started shipping a product that supports the much-hyped Linux operating system. V-One's ascent illustrates how desperately investors want to be part of a "buzz" on Wall Street regardless of the peril."

"The formula for Wall Street success in recent weeks is simple: Latch on to Linux or Red Hat, issue a press release and watch your stock soar. But analysts said the Linux euphoria has all the makings of a bubble that's bound to burst."

"V-One is just the latest beneficiary the Linux craze. It and Red Hat have both seen a dramatic jump in their stock prices of late even though analysts following these companies readily admit their valuations are farcical."

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