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From: "Brad Rutledge" 
To: "letters@lwn.net" 
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 10:47:03 -0700
Subject: Linux NetworX Partners With Alpine Consolidated to Execute Strategic Growth Plan
Organization: Linux NetworX


	SANDY, UTAH, APRIL 27, 2000 - Linux NetworX, Inc., a recently formed provider 
of large-scale clustered computer solutions for Internet, industry and research 
fields, announced today a partnership with Alpine Consolidated, LLC, a company 
that works with emerging businesses to obtain financing and execute strategic 
growth plans.

	"Alpine Consolidated will assist Linux NetworX as we shift into an aggressive 
growth period and begin to create strategic partnerships and make appropriate 
acquisitions," said Glen Lowry president and CEO of Linux NetworX.  "We are looking 
to establish ourselves as the leader in the clustered computer market and this 
is one of many steps we are taking to accomplish that goal."

	Alpine Consolidated will help Linux NetworX find additional funding sources 
as well as provide direction with its new business efforts and company strategy.

	"Alpine Consolidated will only undertake an engagement where the company will 
be a clear leader in the industry and we feel Linux NetworX is well on its way 
to establishing that leadership," said Tim Layton, managing director and partner 
of Alpine Consolidated.  "Our extensive experience assisting companies through 
consolidation transactions, private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions 
will help Linux NetworX grow and advance its cluster technology." 

About Linux NetworX
	A wholly owned subsidiary of Alta Technology Corporation, Linux NetworX (www.linuxnetworx.com) 
uses the Linux operating system to create a reliable and cost-effective alternative 
to the "super computer" for organizations demanding high performance and low 
failure rates. With the use of cluster computer technology, a method of linking 
multiple computers through high-speed networks to form a single system, Linux 
NetworX provides solutions for companies with high-computing needs, including 
Internet servers, research, industry, government and other technological fields. 
Linux NetworX offers products with extremely high availability, or uptime, that 
can easily grow with customer needs.

About Alpine Consolidated
	Alpine Consolidated, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is a strategic 
merchant bank and business incubator formed to (1) pursue consolidation opportunities 
in fragmented industries worldwide and (2) to work with emerging businesses in 
refining strategies, obtaining financing and executing strategic plans. 

About the Linux Operating System
	Linux is a computer operating system that is distributed freely on the Internet. 
As an open source project, Linux allows developers to share information, code 
and suggestions to continuously maintain and improve the system. Linux NetworX 
selected the operating system for its stability, reliability and rapid development.
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Brad Rutledge						
Linux NetworX						
801-562-1010 ext. 218						

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PPCH Public Relations
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