InsideTrack: Linux Networx changing its name?

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John Leidel posted earlier today about the Linux Networx diskless system, but an industry insider tipped me off to a little inconsistency. There’s an interesting nugget on the interwebs today about the company hidden in this release.

If you look at the press release for this announcement on the company’s site, you’ll see it begins this way

SALT LAKE CITY, December 17, 2007 – LNXI (Linux Networx, Inc.), an award-winning provider of Linux-based…

But if you read the same release at Marketwire you’ll see this

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–(Marketwire – December 17, 2007) – LNXI (formerly Linux Networx, Inc.), an award-winning provider of Linux-based…

Note the addition of the word “formerly.” It appears that Linux Networx is at least considering a name change.

Companies tweak press releases all the time, and there are several other wordsmithy changes in this release. But none of them have the ramifications of this particular change.


  1. From speaking with employees, it seems to be a done deal that they’ve changed their name to LNXI. They also have a new CFO

  2. This week, they are going through some BIG changes, sell off/Merger or even a Complete shutdown