Fwd: Three Firms Team Up to Sell Linux Version at Software Stores
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> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 12:16:09 -0400 (EDT)
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> Subject: Three Firms Team Up to Sell Linux Version
> at Software Stores
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> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 07:54:26 -0700
> Subject: News From the Linux Front
> October 12, 1999
> By a WALL STREET JOURNAL Staff Reporter
> Three companies associated with the Linux operating
> system said
> they will work together to bring a version of the
> popular software to
> Silicon Graphics Inc., VA Linux Systems Inc. and
> O'Reilly & Associates
> said they will pay for the packaging and printing
> involving in bringing
> the so-called Debian version of Linux to software
> stores for a price
> of $20.
> Linux has long been available for free over the
> Internet, though several
> companies package and sell their own versions,
> frequently along with
> technical support. The version known as Debian,
> named after a loose
> group of Linux developers that work together over
> the Internet, has until
> now only been available via Internet downloads. The
> Debian version
> tends to have a strong following among the most
> computer users.
> The retail version of the Debian software will
> compete with a retail
> offering by Red Hat Inc., which has become the
> best-known of
> the Linux companies through an initial public stock
> offering that
> gave the company a multibillion-dollar valuation.
> The new $20
> Debian version will include a CD-ROM and several
> manuals. T
> he software will continue to be available for free
> over the Internet.
> Silicon Graphics, a Mountain View, Calif., maker of
> workstations and servers, has said it will
> increasingly rely on
> Linux in its future products. VA Linux, Sunnyvale,
> Calif., which
> last week filed to go public, makes specialized
> Linux hardware.
> O'Reilly, Sebastopol, Calif., is a publishing house
> known for
> its books on Linux and other "open source" software.
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