"...The Debian GNU/Linux retail bundle, co-sponsored by VA
Linux Systems, O'Reilly and SGI, is available through valinux.com
for the introductory price of $19.95, and now includes a mail-in
offer for a free StarOffice(TM) CD from Sun Microsystems."
"Debian GNU/Linux is developed by over 500 volunteer developers
worldwide over the Internet, and is being made available for the
first time as a major retail product. Starting this month, major
retail stores such as Micro Center, Electronics Boutique and
J&R Computer World will be carrying the Debian GNU/Linux retail
package. VA Linux Systems will donate its profits from Debian
GNU/Linux sales to Software in the Public Interest, a non-profit
organization for Open Source projects including Debian."
"The initial response we have received for the Debian GNU/Linux
package demonstrates widespread appreciation for the high quality
and exceptional Internet functionality of Debian GNU/Linux," said
Brian Biles, vice president of marketing for VA Linux Systems. "Our
new relationship with Loki will facilitate wider distribution of
the Debian GNU/Linux package, giving more users an easy way to try
Debian for the first time."