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LinuxDevices.com: ZDNet Acquires LinuxDevices.com

Apr 20, 2000, 00:10 (1 Talkback[s])

"ZDNet (NYSE: ZDZ), which operates the leading Web destination for people who want to buy, use and learn about technology, today announced that it has acquired LinuxDevices.com (www.linuxdevices.com), "the Embedded Linux Portal." Terms of the transaction were not disclosed."

""Rick Lehrbaum has created a killer site that will be a key addition to our new ZDNet Business & Technology channel," said Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of ZDNet. "The authority of his content as the last word on embedded Linux applications and devices is underscored by LinuxDevices.com's sponsor list, which reads like a 'who's who' of the embedded Linux market. We're excited about the dual benefits of this acquisition: providing our millions of workplace visitors with access to this top-notch resource, and taking advantage of the opportunity to build deeper relationships with LinuxDevices.com's sponsors.""

"LinuxDevices.com, based in Palo Alto, Calif., gets to the heart of what makes Linux today's killer app. The embedded computer market is considered the next frontier for Linux. According to Forbes.com, over 90 percent of the invisible computers we encounter every day -- at gas pumps, in cars, in plane navigation systems -- use embedded operating systems. Linux is inexpensive, extremely reliable and scalable, and requires a minimum of system resources to reliably run these systems and devices. The market for embedded Linux is significant: according to International Data Corp., there will be more information appliances than PCs by 2001."

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