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BW: ATEC Group Introduces Red Hat Linux Operating System for Nexar Personal Computers

Feb 28, 2000, 15:05 (2 Talkback[s])

"ATEC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEC), today introduced a RED HAT(R) Linux operating system for its existing Nexar(R) Empower series. RED HAT (NASDAQ: RHAT) recently authorized ATEC Group as an OEM reseller of its Linux operating system, enabling the company to perform analysis, design, implementation, maintenance and support services for this Linux-based Empower series. The new personal computer can run on a variety of processors, including the Intel(R) Pentium(R) III and Intel(R) Celeron(R), AMD-K6(R)-2 and AMD Athlon(TM), and offers high performance and reliability."

"The new RED HAT Linux-based Empower PC is available from the company's Technical Information Services (TIS) division or the ATEC Group web site, www.atecgroup.com, through its build-to-order (BTO) capability. This new BTO site feature, available since late 1999, is now fully operational and offers enhanced features, making it more user friendly and easier to navigate."

"Commented Surinder Rametra, chairman and CEO of ATEC Group, "We made a strategic decision to offer RED HAT Linux operating systems due to the huge response we were receiving from both current and potential clients. Having spent more than six months in development and working with the RED HAT operating system, we are confident that this new PC meets the highest standards of performance. In addition, BTO will offer standard components approved by RED HAT, enabling our clients to design a PC that will provide optimal compatibility and reliability.""

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