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LinuxForce, Inc. Latest News -- 8 May 2000

For Immediate Release

Date: May 8, 2000
Contact: Craig Chapman
Phone: 610 734 1900
E-mail: operations@LinuxForce.net
Web: http://www.LinuxForce.net

The Franklin Institute Science Museum Selects LinuxForce.net ... Again

The Franklin Institute Science Museum has chosen LinuxForce to service and support several essential systems providing educational programming.

Philadelphia, PA— May 8, 2000— The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia has contracted with LinuxForce.net to provide Internet solutions, software solutions, custom programming, disaster planning and recovery services, and general consulting services. The one year contract involves services for 9 separate systems at the Institute. LinuxForce will provide audits of the systems, immediate remediation where needed and on-going systems administration services. There is a full range of operating systems covered by the contract. The predominant one is the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. There are also SGI Challenge and Windows NT servers involved.

Charles B. Fleming President of LinuxForce said "It is gratifying when a prestigious institution such as the Franklin Institute exhibits increasing confidence in LinuxForce with each project we complete. We will now be responsible for the maintenance of computer systems that operate educational exhibits and programs that are used and viewed by thousands of visitors each day of the year." Fleming added "The LinuxForce list of industrial and commercial clients is now being expanded with the addition of institutional and educational organizations. The reliability and economy afforded by Linux is becoming broadly recognized in all sectors that have mission critical computing requirements."

About The Franklin Institute Science Museum
The mission of The Franklin Institute Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of science, and to strengthen science education. The Institute maintains an exemplary, innovative museum of science with engaging, educational exhibits and programs; supports a diverse set of partnerships with all levels of the formal educational system; interprets the social and historical impact of science and technology; recognizes outstanding achievement; and provides a forum for discussion of important scientific issues. The Franklin Institute also serves to perpetuate the legacy of Benjamin Franklin. For more information about The Institute refer to www.fi.edu.

About LinuxForce
LinuxForce provides a focal point for Linux® service and support to the institutional, professional services, corporate, and academic communities. LinuxForce offers a broad range of assessment, custom programming and product development services. LinuxForce offers technical support, consulting services, education, product services, and open source development services. It utilizes in-house technicians, a network of associates, specialists, and the web community. LinuxForce is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Irvine, CA and Boulder, CO. For more information about LinuxForce refer to www.LinuxForce.net or call the corporate offices at 1-610-734-1900.

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