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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 21:27:49 -0600 (EST)
From: Jason Haas <jhaas@linuxppc.com>
To: news@macgeeks.com, pr@macintouch.com, news@maccentral.com, pr@ogrady.com,
Subject: LinuxPPC Inc. gives away more than 1,000 LinuxPPC CD-ROMs at Macworld

[For more information, please contact Jason Haas, jhaas@linuxppc.com.]

LinuxPPC Inc. gives away more than 1,000 LinuxPPC CD-ROMs at Macworld Expo
in San Francisco

CD giveaway revealed PowerBook G4 compatibility

WAUKEHSA, Wisconsin, January 15, 2001 - LinuxPPC Inc., the leading
developer of Linux for PowerPC computers, continued its tradition of
massive CD giveaways at the Macworld Expo. The company gave away more than
1,000 copies of the install disc from the company's latest release,
LinuxPPC 2000 Q4. LinuxPPC has given away CDs at trade shows since 1997.

The CD giveaway proved to be beneficial in more than one way. A user trial
on Apple's new PowerBook G4 Titanium revealed the PowerBook G4 to be
compatible with LinuxPPC 2000 Q4!

LinuxPPC Inc. co-founder Jeff Carr feels that this was probably the best
Macword ever for LinuxPPC. "Aside from a great business contact event, and
our users are al ways happy to see us, especially when we give them a free
CD," he noted with a grin.

For co-founder Jason Haas, Macworld was more than a simple trade show. In
March 2000, Haas was seriously injured in a car accident caused by a drunk
driver. Many people wanted to know how he was doing. "I want to thank
everyone who asked how my wife and I are," noted Haas. "It's good to know
that the Mac community cares about what happened to me."

Co-founders Haas and Jeff Carr also shared their plans to become a
non-profit organization, something that will be officially announced in
the near future.

About LinuxPPC Inc.

LinuxPPC Inc., founded in 1996 and headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin,
is the recognized leader in Linux for PowerPC computers. LinuxPPC 2000 Q4,
the company's most recent release, is the only version of Linux that can
boot on Apple's new PowerBook G4 Titanium.

The company sponsors development of Linux on PowerPC through sponsorship
and major hardware donations to Linux developers and development groups.
It is a member of Linux International and the Motorola Computer Group
Partner Program.