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ComputerWorld: Hacker version of Linux to hit retail shelves

Oct 12, 1999, 23:44 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

"Silicon Graphics Inc., VA Linux Systems Inc. and O'Reilly &Associates Inc. today announced they will jointly sell a packaged version of the Debian distribution of Linux."

"The vendors will charge $19.95 for the CD and accompanying book, each of which will be available free on the Web."

"The distribution is distinct from others for its emphasis on online updates. Users can opt to download the latest version of any component of the code as soon as it is posted to www.debian.org.

"The vendors are promoting Debian to bring it to more users than its "hacker" audience..."

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