Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 18:37:22 -0500 (EST) From: Alan Day
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Press Release Category: Press Release Release: Immediately Contact: Alan Day email@example.com Date: June 1, 1999
Today, IndyBox Systems (based in Indianapolis, Indiana) announced they would be lowering the price of their Intel Pentium II/III based XL Series to $675, with one of the many Linux distributions pre-installed and optimized with the latest stable kernel and X server. Their 4U rack mountable XL version starts at $900, with a wide array of hardware options all optimized for Linux.
IndyBox Systems Chief Executive Charles Martin said "with the recent price cuts to the Pentium II, III and Xeon processors by Intel, they are clearly trying to stagger their pricing cuts along individual product lines . . . given there have been no price reductions in their Celeron processors since April of 1999. We are not waiting for their next anticipated announcement -- we will not keep our customers in limbo while they try to decide on pricing for their product."
Martin added, "we remain focused in providing the lowest cost of ownership for Linux systems. No one vendor can bully the market, whether they feel they have a monopoly or not. Pricing is a function of supply and demand, not simply Intel executives ordering a 'price drop'."