|| ||"StartCom Linux Mantainer" <linux-AT-startcom.org>|
|| ||PRESS RELEASE: Linux Fun and Entertainment - StartCom MultiMedia Edition|
|| ||Tue, 12 Oct 2004 02:40:44 +0200|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Linux Fun and Entertainment - StartCom MultiMedia Edition
Eilat, Israel, October 12, 2004 - Based on the stability, reliability and
security of it's bigger Enterprise Server brother, StartCom released today
it's third Linux distribution - StartCom MultiMedia Edition. Featuring
mostly modern desktop orientated software for the home user, this release
is the direct result of a market research made with teenagers, and promises
fun and entertainment from the first hour on.
- In an effort to bring Linux closer to the home and desktop market,
specially with the younger generation in mind, StartCom MultiMedia Edition
provides a feature-rich collection of software, which is installed together
with the operating system itself.
Applications for this distribution were chosen as a results from a research
effort with teenagers during the months July - August 2004 made by
StartCom, in order to make it attractive for the current generation of
young computer users. As a result, StartCom MultiMedia Edition includes
various Peer-To-Peer applications, a Multimedia Center (Xine) and DVD / CD
burning tools. But also included are the Wine Windows API implementation,
which allows the running of applications written for Microsoft's Windows®
operating system, a point strongly mentioned during the research.
Famous communication tools, like ICQ and various messengers, but also Video
conferencing applications are a must. Specially attractive is the
OpenOffice suite and the Evolution Software for mail and calendar. With
Mozilla and Firefox browsers, StartCom MultiMedia Edition provides (almost)
everything the young people pointed out in the previously mentioned
All this is rounded up by some attractive eye candy's for the desktop, like
OSX style starterbar, weather and pocket-watch desklets (tiny desktop
- StartCom MultiMedia Edition can be downloaded for free from a download
mirror or ordered as a boxed CD set from the StartCom Linux website.
- More information about StartCom Linux can be found by visiting our
website at http://www.startcom.org/.
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