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VA LINUX SYSTEMS has distinguished itself from other Linux providers by offering complete systems and systems integration. But now, in an increasingly crowded Linux marketplace, VA Linux faces the challenge of competing with the likes of IBM and Compaq Computer. Larry Augustin, president and CEO of VA Linux, talked with InfoWorld's editor in chief, Michael Vizard, and executive producer/new media, Katherine Bull, about VA Linux's strategy, its competitors, and how Augustin plans to differentiate the company.
InfoWorld: What is VA Linux's mission as compared to other vendors in the Linux distribution space?
Augustin: If you look at the Linux space, there are people out there like Red Hat …