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PRNewswire: VA Linux Systems Partners With Loki Entertainment Software for Direct Sales of Debian

Dec 01, 1999, 14:27 (0 Talkback[s])

"...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."

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