INTERNET.COM ACQUIRES LINUX PORTAL -- JUSTLINUX.COM(Darien, CT--January 20, 2000)-- internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), the E-Business and Internet Technology Network, today announced that it has acquired JustLinux.com (http://www.justlinux.com), a portal dedicated to Linux and open source development. JustLinux.com will be incorporated into internet.com's newly developed Linux/Open Source Channel and will be closely integrated with LinuxStart.com, LinuxCentral.com and LinuxToday.com. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
JustLinux, "The Complete Linux Guide," is a one-stop resource for Linux professionals, offering a directory of Linux resources with discussion boards and daily news summaries. The portal features free Dynamic DNS, homepage redirect and email forwarding services. The acquisition is part of internet.com's continuing expansion of coverage of Linux and Open Source computing and strengthens internet.com's position in this market.
"Combining JustLinux.com with internet.com's existing Linux/Open Source Channel creates a compelling combination that will develop the ultimate Linux and open source destination on the Web," said internet.com chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "We look forward to providing this community with the best-of-breed content, commerce and community services." The founders of JustLinux.com will continue to provide direction and site support.
internet.com will also be featuring its Linux Web sites at the Linux World Conference in New York the first week of February (Booth # 1164 and #1155).
internet.com Corporation (http://www.internet.com), based in Darien, Connecticut, is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. internet.com operates a network of 90 Web sites, 71 e-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 75 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2 million unique visitors that generate more than 90 million page views monthly. Total "views", which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 150 million per month. internet.com's global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In addition, internet.com with its related internet.com Venture Fund I and Venture Fund II is an investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.
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