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Blue Linux Beta Release 1.0

Jan 22, 2002 - Hillsborough, NC

 

Today Blue Linux is very pleased to announce the release of Blue Linux Release Candidate 1. This release brings the base system and development tools to the public. Included in Blue Linux is Adobe Acrobat Reader 4, Real Player 8, Flash 5, Fully anti-aliased KDE 2.2, and much more.

 

Blue Linux plans to release several add-on packs in the next few weeks to make this system into a educational dream. "Blue Linux will become a fully open sourced operating system for schools and government." said Matt Jezorek founder of Blue Linux "We plan on building a easy to use, and configure system that will run on both PC's and Macintosh systems to allow a cheap alternative to other operating systems in schools and government."

 

With this release we bring a easy to install and configure Linux operating system for Intel based systems, we hope to have a release for the Macintosh systems shortly. This release is avaliable on our ftp servers, to download Blue Linux or for more information see http://www.bluelinux.org

 

About Blue Linux

 

The Blue Linux Project is an association of individuals who are interested in creating a free operating system for educational use. This operating system that we are working on is called Blue Linux, or simply Blue Linux for short.

 

An operating system is the set of programs that make your computer run and function. At the base of the operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most fundamental program on the computer and does all the basic work so that you can run other programs.

 

Blue Linux systems currently use the Linux kernel. Linux is a completely free kernel started by Linus Torvalds and now currently supported by thousands of programmers worldwide.

 

Of course, the thing that people want is application software: programs to help them get what they want to do done, from editing documents, keeping school administration information, to playing games. Blue Linux comes with thousands of packages (precompiled software that is bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine) -- all of it free.

 

More information

 

For more information visit http://www.bluelinux.org/, for contacts related to press please contact matt@bluelinux.org as we are always happy to speak to the press.