TUCOWS.com Launches Worldwide ‘Feed the Penguin’ Campaign to make Linux More Accessible to End Users
TUCOWS, the Open Source Marketplace, to Promote Development of User Friendly Linux Applications
TORONTO, Canada, February 2, 2000 ‚Äì TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the Internet‚Äôs leading distributor of digital content, today announced the industry‚Äôs first campaign to make Linux more accessible and understandable to end users worldwide. Feed the Penguin is a campaign that will recognize software developers that either port non-Linux applications to or create new ones for more user friendly Linux platforms; offer end users the fastest downloads in the world with a rapidly growing number of Linux mirror sites; and, supply the most complete and current information on Linux for novice and experienced end users.
TUCOWS.com Creates Industry’s First Advisory Council to Promote Development of User Friendly LINUX Applications
TUCOWS and Industry Leaders to Examine Open Source Economic Models
TORONTO, Canada, February 2, 2000 ‚Äì TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the Internet‚Äôs leading distributor of digital content, today announced the formation of the industry‚Äôs first Open Development Advisory Council (ODAC) to examine economic models for open-source software programs. The TUCOWS led Council will support and assist the open-source developer community by creating a laboratory for testing economic models. This is intended to facilitate easy-to-use open-source applications for broader use in personal computers, handheld, even cell phone marketplaces.
TUCOWS.com Launches Industry’s First Hot List of Most Downloard Linux Software
Corel Tops Red Hat with 37 Per Cent of Total Linux Downloads for December 1999
TORONTO, Canada, January 27, 2000 ‚Äì TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the Internet‚Äôs leading distributor of digital content, today announced the industry‚Äôs first monthly metric that identifies the most popular downloaded Linux software on the company‚Äôs ftp.linux.tucows.com site. According to TUCOWS‚Äô December figures, Corel attained the highest percentage of downloads at 37 per cent, with Red Hat holding firm in second position at 20 per cent and Debian trailing in third place with 11 per cent. Other companies recording downloads included: Mandrake nine per cent; SuSE seven per cent; Slackware six per cent; and, Caldera six per cent. The above data relates to completely new distributions, rather than users updating existing distributions.