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January 26, 2000

O'Reilly and VA Linux Announce The Journal of Linux Technology New magazine is in-depth technical journal for the Linux community

VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX), a leading provider of Linux solutions for the Internet, and O'Reilly & Associates, a leading provider of technical information, today announced that they are launching the Journal of Linux Technology, a quarterly magazine for Linux developers. The magazine will be produced in conjunction with the Software Development Media Group of CMP Media, Inc., publishers of Sys Admin, the journal for UNIX systems administrators. VA Linux and O'Reilly have collaborated previously on a number of major Open Source projects, including the Debian GNU/Linux retail package co-sponsored by SGI.

The Journal of Linux Technology (JOLT) brings in-depth technical information on hot topics to the Linux developer community. The first issue, available at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York, February 1-4, 2000, focuses on Linux clustering technology. Its four in-depth articles cover the practical aspects of creating high-demand, high-availability Linux clusters. The articles also explore the possibility of creating "the ultimate supercomputer" using Linux to harness the Internet's distributed power.

O'Reilly is responsible for JOLT's editorial content, with input from founding sponsor VA Linux Systems. The journal is written in the accessible yet technically astute style that developers treasure in O'Reilly books. CMP is handling the production and distribution of the magazine. Subscriptions to the Journal of Linux Technology are $29.95 (US) per year. To subscribe or get more information, go to http://jolt.linux.com/

"This media partnership leverages VA Linux Systems' expertise in Linux and Open Source technology and O'Reilly's expertise in editing and publishing technical information," said Brian Biles, vice president of marketing for VA Linux Systems. "Our goal is to provide Open Source developers with resources and forums that allow them to explore technical issues in depth."

"As the Linux community takes over the serious work of the Web and the enterprise, it deserves an information source that is equally serious," said Frank Willison, O'Reilly's Editor-in-Chief. "The publication of JOLT gives serious Linux users a journal about the hard-core technology they create and use."

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