VA Linux sold hardware
runs on. They were the leader in Linux workstations
. They have since gotten out
of the hardware business and are now more service
oriented. They also own linux.com and Andover
, including Slashdot
, which are part of the OSDN
(Open Source Development Network).
Update: On December 5, 2001 VA Linux changed it's name to VA Software. In the months leading up to this change, they moved to a hybrid open source/closed-source business model.