TUCOWS.com Acquires Linux Weekly News

TUCOWS.com Editorial Now Positioned as the Industry Authority for Linux News and Trends

TORONTO, CANADA – April 10, 2000 – TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com), the Internet’s leading distributor of digital content, today announced that it has acquired Linux Weekly News (www.lwn.net), a leading online resource and authority for news and information about LINUX products, distributions and developments. The online publication will be integrated into TUCOWS.com’s existing editorial section, which also includes articles from other leading technology publications. The acquisition firmly positions TUCOWS.com as the leading industry resource and authority for Linux content to the open-source marketplace.

‚ÄúLinux Weekly News will further enhance TUCOWS.com’s leadership position in the open source market,” said Elliot Noss, CEO, TUCOWS.com. ‚ÄúThe acquisition adds a critical layer to our commitment to be the open-source marketplace and resource for Linux.‚Äù

Based in Boulder, Colorado Linux Weekly News was launched in January 1998, and has rapidly grown from 50,000 page views per month to over a million. In a relatively short time, Linux Weekly News has established itself as the premier news resource for the Linux marketplace. Editorial content includes a comprehensive weekly summary of industry news and events; a Linux stocks page tracking industry investments; a book reviews page; and, the most extensive list of Linux distributions available on the Web.

‚ÄúIn the last two years LWN has grown beyond our wildest dreams. Working with Tucows will enable us to take LWN to the next level and provide our readers with greatly improved content and site technology. As part of Tucows’ network, and with contractually-guaranteed editorial freedom, we intend to be the premier news source for the free software community,” said Jonathan Corbet, Executive Editor, Linux Weekly News.

About TUCOWS.com Inc. (www.tucows.com)

TUCOWS has over 100 million page views per month – one of the busiest sites on the Internet. With over 800 network partners in more than 90 countries hosting TUCOWS’ software libraries, TUCOWS is the largest independent software distribution network in the world providing users with fast, local downloads. TUCOWS software libraries house nearly 40,000 applications for Windows, Linux, PDA/Handhelds, BeOS, Mac, Games, Themes, Music and Kids.

TUCOWS is also the fastest growing wholesaler of domain registration solutions through its TUCOWS Names division, supporting over 2,000 Registration Service Providers worldwide.

About Linux Weekly News

LWN.net has been published by Eklektix, Inc. since January, 1998. It is one of the premier news sites covering Linux and the open source software world in general. LWN.net provides a constantly-updated news ticker, complete and concise weekly summaries, Linux investor information, book reviews, and the all-important Linux Penguin Gallery.

For more information, please contact:

Charmaine D’Silva
TUCOWS.com Inc.
Public Relations Manager
416-239-9095 ext. 240
416-824-8374 (cell)
cdsilva@tucows.com

Chris Wright
Edelman Public Relations Canada
416-979-1120 ext. 223
chris_wright@edelman.com

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