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From: "Brad Rutledge" <brad@altatech.com>
To: "letters@lwn.net" <letters@lwn.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 09:34:15 -0700
Subject: LARGE-SCALE CLUSTER COMPUTER PROVIDER LINUX NETWORX SECURES $2 MILLION IN INVESTMENT FUNDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LINUX NETWORX SECURES $2 MILLION IN INVESTMENT FUNDING
To Date, Large-scale Cluster Provider Has Raised More Than $5 Million

	SANDY, UTAH, APRIL 28, 2000 - Linux NetworX Inc., a recently-formed provider 
of large-scale clustered computer solutions, announced today the addition of 
more than $2 million in equity funding from private investor the Canopy Group. 
To date, Linux NetworX and its parent company Alta Technology have raised more 
than $5 million to help develop additional cluster technology and services, acquire 
products, form strategic partnerships and extend market penetration.

	"This latest funding addition is another step for Linux NetworX as it works 
to  position itself as the leader in large-scale computer cluster solutions," 
said Glen Lowry, president and CEO of Linux NetworX. "Several of Canopy Group's 
companies share compatible and complementary technology to Linux NetworX. We 
anticipate forming some strategic partnerships because of this new relationship 
as well." 

	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 extremely 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. 

	"We recognize the market potential for the high performance and highly scalable 
cluster computing solutions Linux NetworX offers," said Ralph Yarro, president 
and CEO of Canopy Group. "Linux NetworX will be a great addition to the other 
emerging technologies currently with the Canopy Group."

About The Canopy Group
	As a venture-capital, management and resource Corporation, the Canopy Group 
is devoted to growing the high-tech industry through funding and influencing 
emerging technologies. Focused on technology, Canopy tries to add technologies 
that complement the portfolio as a whole  it never invests in two similar companies 
or technologies that could compete against each other. 

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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Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds. All other products, 
services and companies are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective 
owners.


CONTACT:	
Brad Rutledge						
Linux NetworX						
801-562-1010						
brad@altatech.com					


Amee Walker Rock
PPCH Public Relations
801-487-4800 ext. 143
arock@ppch.com