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LinuxForce, Inc. Latest News -- 1 May 2000

For Immediate Release

Date: May 1, 2000
Contact: Craig Chapman
Phone: 610 734 1900

LIN Television Selects

LIN Television has chosen powerful LinuxForce gateways to link two of their locations.

Philadelphia, PA— May 1, 2000— LIN Television selected LinuxForce to design and build turnkey Gateways for their San Juan, Puerto Rico television station (WAPA) and their Providence, Rhode Island headquarters. LIN Television contracted with LinuxForce based largely on the latter's ability to fulfill its commitments to deliver cost-effective Linux® solutions within its customers' required time parameters.

LinuxForce provided gateway systems allowing LIN Television to interconnect its Providence headquarters with its Puerto Rico satellite office's LAN (Local Area Networks). Each server is configured to handle the dial-in function automatically at the required transmission time. These dual modem gateways met LIN Television's need for high bandwidth network routing services between the two locations.

Chris Fearnley, Chief Technology Officer for LinuxForce said, "we used Linux's teql driver (a standard configuration option with the 2.2.x series of kernels) to load balance the two modems installed in each machine. The Linux teql driver was so efficient that the bandwidth between the two systems was nearly doubled."

About LIN Television
LIN Television Corporation owns, operates or has agreements to purchase, fifteen network-affiliated television stations, including eight in the 50 largest television markets. LIN has been engaged in television broadcasting since 1966. LIN Television believes that its commitment to local news, public affairs and community service distinguishes its stations from other local broadcasters, and cable and satellite competitors. For LIN Television information see their web page at

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 or call the corporate offices at 1-610-734-1900.

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