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BW: internet.com Acquires LinuxCentral.com, Further Expanding Its Linux Resources

Oct 25, 1999, 14:12 (1 Talkback[s])

"internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), the E-Business and Internet Technology Network...announced that it has acquired LinuxCentral.com...a leading e-commerce site which sells hardware, software and other products geared for the Linux and Open Source community. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed."

"The acquisition is part of internet.com's ongoing commitment to further develop its growing network of Linux resources. Recently, internet.com acquired LinuxToday.com, edited by founder Dwight Johnson. The site will complement internet.com's LinuxPlanet.com, of which Linux veteran Kevin Reichard is managing editor."

"Our objective is to provide the Linux and Open Source communities with superior content, community and commerce services," said internet.com chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "As software and hardware merchants like Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), Caldera, Cygnus and SuSE, Inc. continue to accelerate the popularity of the Linux-based operating system, sites like LinuxCentral.com will amplify this growth by making Linux products and services available at discount prices."

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