VA LINUX SYSTEMS INC
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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K


                                 CURRENT REPORT


                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


       DATE OF REPORT (DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED): JANUARY 16, 2001


                             VA LINUX SYSTEMS, INC.
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             (EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)

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            DELAWARE                               000-28369                              77-0399299
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(STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF             (COMMISSION FILE NUMBER)         (I.R.S. EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NO.)
 INCORPORATION OR ORGANIZATION)
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                              47071 BAYSIDE PARKWAY
                            FREMONT, CALIFORNIA 94538
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          (ADDRESS, INCLUDING ZIP CODE, OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)


               REGISTRANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE:

                                 (510) 687-7000


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          (FORMER NAME OR FORMER ADDRESS, IF CHANGED SINCE LAST REPORT)


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ITEM 5. OTHER EVENTS.

     Reference is made to the press release issued to the public by the
Registrant on January 16, 2001, the text of which is attached hereto as an
exhibit, for a description of the events reported pursuant to this Form 8-K.

ITEM 7. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

     (a)  Not applicable.

     (b)  Not applicable.

     (c)  Exhibits.
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          99.1  Text of Press Release dated January 16, 2001.



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     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       VA LINUX SYSTEMS, INC.
                                       a Delaware corporation

Dated: January 16, 2001                By: /s/ Todd B. Schull
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                                           Todd B. Schull
                                           Vice President, Finance, and
                                           Chief Financial Officer

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                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

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Exhibit Number    Description
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    99.1          Text of Press Release dated January 16, 2001.
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