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Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 11:48:33 -0700
From: Bruce Byfield 
Subject: Alpha Version of Storm Linux Released

Stormix Makes Linux Easy To Use and Install

Vancouver, Canada - July 6, 1999: Stormix Technologies announces the alpha version of a new Linux distribution called Storm Linux. Based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, Storm Linux is designed to be easy to use and simple to install. Its target market is both the server and the desktop market.
“The Debian distribution is already stable and secure,” says Kevin Lindsay, project leader and developer for Stormix. “By using Debian as our starting point, we can bring Linux to new levels of excellence and user accessibility.“
All development for Storm Linux will be Open Source. “We believe that the Open Source model is a strong one,” Lindsay says. “We will be using the GPL or a related license for all of our products.”
For administrators, a key feature of Storm Linux is the Storm Administration System (SAS). Designed for local and secure remote administration, SAS features a single code base for all administration modules, which reduces the number of bugs. By separating the application from the client interface, SAS also improves remote connectivity and allows the quick creation of graphical and text interfaces.
For end-users, Storm Linux includes a choice of:
Depending on the install choices, a new user can be running Storm Linux in as little as fifteen minutes.
The final release of Storm Linux is expected for the fourth quarter of 1999.
Stormix Technologies was founded in February 1999 with the goal of providing the tools and applications that Linux needs to enter new markets. Initial investors include David Talmor, NetNation Communications Chairman and CEO, and Joseph Kabul, NetNation Communications COO.
“After using the Linux operating system to build a world class web site hosting service, we were convinced that Linux has huge potential,” Mr. Talmor says. “As a result, we decided to establish a new company that focused specifically on the creation of a powerful and user-friendly distribution of the operating system. That distribution is Storm Linux.”
Stormix Technologies is an independent company, and not directly affiliated with NetNation Communications.
Copies of the alpha version of Storm Linux are available via FTP at download.www.stormix.com or from the company web site at www.stormix.com.
“We welcome detailed feedback from alpha testers,” Lindsay says. “We're looking for users with the enthusiasm and commitment to take part in an exciting new direction for Linux.”

Bruce Byfield, Stormix Technologies
2040 - 555 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 4N6