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TUCOWS Launches LinuxbergJan 11, 1999, 11:26 (0 Talkback[s])
Great GNUs! TUCOWS Launches Linuxberg: The Coolest Place for Linux Software
January 11, 1999 - Toronto - TUCOWS Interactive Limited today announced the newest addition to its network of software distribution sites, Linuxberg. Located at <http://www.linuxberg.com>, Linuxberg features the best new applications and games for the highly popular Linux operating system. Each of these applications is extensively tested and evaluated by TUCOWS reviewers before they are placed online and distributed through the Linuxberg Affiliate Network. At launch, the network consists of over 40 sites worldwide with an expectation to expand to more than 100 by March, 1999.
"We are excited at the prospect of taking part in this growing movement," says TUCOWS founder Scott Swedorski. "There are literally thousands of talented people contributing to the whole Linux/OSS movement and we are pleased that we have the opportunity to make our own contribution."
Linuxberg also breaks new ground for the Linux community. Linuxberg gives Linux users a highly available, highly accessible resource through which they can download their favorite software titles and distributions without fear of slow downloads or broken links. Countering the trend perpetuated by bookmark sites that simply point to existing Internet resources for downloads, Linuxberg aims to alleviate the burden placed on the larger FTP sites by maintaining its own library of files and distributing them throughout the world to dozens of geographically distributed mirror sites.
"Linux exploded in 1998," says Swedorski. "Support for the platform is coming from all sides - development, support and adoption, but there is no clear distribution channel for application software on this platform. For Linux to continue to grow as a viable OS, we feel that it is critical to bring our unique talents to the table. There are a lot of great people doing a lot of great things in this space, Sunsite, Freshmeat and many others. We hope to support their efforts while pushing out the edges of the space in our own way. We aim to provide an additional distribution channel for high-demand software on a fast, reliable and secure network."
Linuxberg also goes beyond being a simple software archive. The site features selected editorial and news headlines surrounding the the latest developments from desktop environments to distributions through the "Linuxberg Times". Linuxberg has also provided convenient links to The Linux Documentation Project. The LDP contains complex and reliable information for the Linux operating system. The Project addresses all issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation to printed manuals covering topics such as installing, using, and running Linux. Visitors can also find the hottest Linux links, answers to FAQ's, information on upcoming events, site mirrors and commercial Linux products.
About The TUCOWS Network <http://www.tucows.com>
Started in 1994 by Scott Swedorski as a public service to new Net users, The TUCOWS Network has earned the reputation of being the highest quality Internet software distribution site on the Internet. Having received dozens of Awards and Citations, including PC Magazine Top 100, PC Computing, Yahoo! Pick of the Week, MSN Pick of the Week, and The TUCOWS Network is also a member of the PC Magazine Web Hall of Fame. The TUCOWS Network has expanded to over 550 Affiliate sites in over 70 Countries world-wide, serving over 40 million page accesses per month. Not only is The TUCOWS Network one of the busiest sites on the Internet, it is the only software archive mirrored simultaneously in China, Russia and South Africa.
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