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New deals put Linux in the limelight

VA Linux system snaps up Andover.Net, a site dedicated to Linux information. The deal highlights a busy week at the Linux expo in New York.

 

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VA Linux system snaps up Andover.Net, a site dedicated to Linux information. The deal highlights a busy week at the Linux expo in New York.

"We're creating a Yahoo for developers."

- Larry Augustin, chief executive of VA Linux

 


VA Linux buys Andover.Net
VA Linux Systems, which sells computers and support services, announces it has acquired Andover.Net, a site dedicated to Linux information, in a cash and stock deal worth roughly $1.04 billion.

VA aims to be "leading Linux company"
The acquisition of CNET's Linux Center Andover.Net will help the company beat Red Hat and become the leading Linux company, chief executive Larry Augustin says.

Lineo boosts offerings with buyout
Lineo, with its sight on a future public offering in the hot market for all things relating to Linux, acquires Zentropix, the first of a series of moves to bolster its effort to push Linux into non-PC computing devices.

Another key Linux Web site sold
Infostrada Communications, publisher of the Linux Magazine, snaps up Linux.net, a choice parcel of Internet real estate in the open-source realm.

Dell sells laptops with Linux
The computer maker begins selling two laptop models that come with Red Hat Linux 6.1 and are certified by Linuxcare, the company says.

Caldera, Red Hat spread scope of Linux
Two of the biggest sellers Photograph of the operating system in North America move forward with plans to offer a Linux version for every occasion.

New products fuel hot market
Skinny servers stacked up by the dozen are rapidly becoming the preferred way for PC companies to squeeze profits out of Linux.

IBM extends Linux to thin clients
Big Blue is only the latest PC maker to back the open-source operating system for thin-client computers, which run programs off servers.

Compaq beefs up Linux support
The computer maker joins IBM, SGI and others in reaffirming its commitment to Linux with new tools and services designed to increase the acceptance of the upstart operating system in the corporate world.