BW: VA Linux Completes TruSolutions and NetAttach Acquisitions…

“VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX), a recognized leader in
Linux and Open Source solutions for Internet infrastructure, today
announced it has completed the acquisition of TruSolutions of San
Diego, Calif., and NetAttach of Santa Clara, Calif.”

“On March 15, 2000, VA Linux Systems announced definitive
agreements to acquire both TruSolutions and NetAttach. The
acquisition of TruSolutions gives VA Linux additional engineering
design expertise and product line breadth, including an entry-level
1U (1.75″) Linux server that complements VA Linux’s
high-performance 1U and 2U rackmount Linux servers. With the
acquisition of NetAttach, VA Linux will gain not only the ability
to create new products in the Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
market, but also some of the leading technical expertise in storage
solutions on Linux.”

“The two acquisitions will help to broaden VA Linux’s
product line, moving it into the forefront of the Internet
infrastructure server and storage markets in both price/performance
and quality.”

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