"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
"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.""