Date: Mon, 01 Jun 1998 11:01:18 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com (Eureka Endo) Subject: COBALT ENDORSES OPEN SOURCE MODEL To the Editorial Staff at Linux Weekly News: Cobalt Microserver, Inc. today announced its complete, enthusiastic support of the open source software model. Cobalt, which runs Linux in its Qube family of affordable, easy-to-use network servers, has released its port of the Linux operating system to the MIPS processor. Cobalt thus joins a long list of companies who have also announced their support for the open source model. As you may know, Cobalt Microserver's products have been very favorably reviewed and are widely praised for their simple set-up and administration requirements--not to mention their striking appearance. A copy of this morning's press release appears below. Background information on Cobalt Microserver, Inc. is available at www.cobaltmicro.com. Please contact me if you have any questions. (I apologize for sending you this release twice; I just noticed that I sent it with a blank subject the first time.) Regards, Eureka Endo Account Associate Wilson McHenry Company (650)638-3400 x256 firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------ BW1002 JUN 01,1998 3:00 PACIFIC 06:00 EASTERN ( BW)(COBALT-MICROSERVER) Cobalt Endorses Open Source Software Model Business Editors/High Tech Writers MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 1998--Cobalt Microserver today announced its complete support of the open source software model. Cobalt has released to the public its port of the Linux operating system to the MIPS processor, used in the Cobalt Qube family of products. Cobalt joins a long list of companies -- including Netscape, Corel Computer Corporation, Caldera, and Red Hat Software -- who have also announced their support for the open-source model. Cobalt's software is available at ftp://ftp.cobaltmicro.com. "Cobalt promotes and supports open standards and the cooperative software development model," said Stephen DeWitt, president and CEO of Cobalt. "By distributing the Linux portion of the Cobalt Qube operating system, Cobalt will help developers who wish to enhance and customize the software to fit their own specific needs. Moreover, by selecting Linux for the Qube's operating system and committing to the open source software model, Cobalt is providing value-added and cost-effective solutions to our customers." Cobalt Qube's operating system is based on Linux code to provide a flexible, high performance and secure platform. As an open and free operating system, Linux will help Cobalt provide faster product development cycles, more reliable and cost-effective offerings and a closer relationship with customers. Linux itself carries many benefits including low maintenance, high reliability, immediate free access to upgrades and the ability to handle heavy loads without limits on the number of network users. About Cobalt Microserver Cobalt Microserver Inc. manufactures the Cobalt Qube family of products -- elegantly simple network server solutions that make it easy to collaborate, share data and communicate. The low-cost Qube allows anyone, such as small businesses, enterprise workgroups, teachers and students, to have access to the World Wide Web, email, and file services. In addition, the Cobalt Qube provides application developers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with an affordable, simple way to deliver turnkey network applications to their customers. With prices starting below $1,250 (SRP), the Cobalt Qube is distributed by major global distributors, and can also be ordered directly off the Cobalt web site at www.cobaltmicro.com. Cobalt Microserver Inc., based in Mountain View, Calif., is a privately held company and can be reached at (650) 930-2500 or at www.cobaltmicro.com. NOTE TO EDITORS: Cobalt Microserver and Cobalt Qube are trademarks of Cobalt Microserver Inc. All other product names are trademarks of their respective owners.