Andover.Net and ibooks.com Launch The First Linux/Open Source Digital Bookstore.Business/Technology Editors
AUSTIN, Texas and ACTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 2000
Digital Book Store Contains Thousands of Books For Sale and
Provides Free Online Access to Linux Documentation Project (project) Linux Documentation Project - (LDP) A team of volunteers developing documentation for the Linux operating system. The LDP aims to handle all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from on-line documentation to printed manuals, covering topics such as installing, Guides
ibooks.com (www.ibooks.com), the leading e-publishing company for online reference books, and Andover.Net (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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In addition to being available on linux.ibooks.com, this online digital bookstore is also available by clicking on the Linux Documentation links on the Andover.Net network of Web sites. Updated weekly with fresh Open Source content, this digital book store contains thousands of digital books for sale from premier publishers such as Coriolis, John Wiley John Wiley may refer to:
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. user guides and HOWTO's, as well as Internet Request for Comment (RFC (Request For Comments) A document that describes the specifications for a recommended technology. Although the word "request" is in the title, if the specification is ratified, it becomes a standards document. ) documents are now available free-of-charge in the ibooks.com powerful digital format.
"Andover.Net's network of Web sites is an extremely important part of the Open Source community," said Sean Devine Sean Devine (born September 6, 1972 in Lewisham, England) is an Irish football striker who plays for Metro A.F.C. based in Auckland, New Zealand.
After crossing paths with Mick McCarthy at Millwall, he went to Cyprus where he signed for Omonia Nicosia in the summer of 1995. , vice president of business development and marketing for ibooks.com. "We believe that offering the Linux Documentation Project in the ibooks.com digital book format along with books from premier publishers provides the Linux/Open Source community and IT professionals with an incredibly powerful service."
Visitors to this co-branded Linux book store can conduct full-text searches A search that compares every word in a document, as opposed to searching an abstract or a set of keywords associated with the document. Word processors and text editors contain full-text search functions that let you find a word or phrase anywhere in the document. across the entire bookstore, preview for-sale books prior to purchase using ibooks.com's patent-pending "previewing" technology, add books to an online shopping cart and store an unlimited number of free and purchased books on a personal digital bookshelf hosted by ibooks.com. Users can access their personal digital bookshelf via any standard browser-based device, any time of the day.
"Our goal is to provide Andover.Net users with the most complete and up-to-date repository of Linux and Open Source related information," said Bruce Twickler, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Andover.Net. "ibooks.com's unique digital format for online reference books and full-text searching capabilities are a fantastic addition to the Andover.Net network that help us continue to provide increased value to the Linux and Open Source communities."
Under the terms of the partnership, Andover.Net is incorporating all traffic from the co-branded site into its overall traffic numbers and is selling and managing the site's advertising space. ibooks.com and Andover.Net are sharing revenues generated by selling online digital books to site visitors. In addition, ibooks.com is advertising its main digital book service (www.ibooks.com) on the Andover.Net network.
Andover.Net (NASDAQ: ANDN) is the leading Linux destination on the Internet. Serving 60 million page impressions to over 3 million users each month, Andover.Net (andover.net) includes the largest news/community site, Slashdot (slashdot.org); the largest site for programmer resources, Freshmeat.net (www.freshmeat.net); QuestionExchange (www.questionexchange.com), providing online Linux support; and the popular developer e-commerce site, ThinkGeek (www.thinkgeek.com). With these sites and our other Linux sites such as FreeCode (www.freecode.com) and LinuxDaveCentral (www.linux.davecentral.com), Andover.Net accounts for over 50% of the visits to Linux destinations on the Internet. Andover.Net also includes cross-platform sites such as MediaBuilder (www.mediabuilder.com) that provide programmer and developer resources for users of many popular operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. in addition to Linux such as Windows, UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). and Macintosh.
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Founded in April 1999, ibooks.com is the leading e-publishing company for online reference books and offers the first integrated service for effectively evaluating, purchasing and immediately using digital reference books from industry leading publishers and technology companies. The service, available at www.ibooks.com, is the first service to allow users to preview digital books prior to purchase, buy online digital reference books one-at-a-time, and store digital books on a personal digital bookshelf. The company is privately held with funding from TL Ventures among other venture capital firms Name Location Founding date Managing Partners/Directors Specialty Capital managed
5AM Ventures Menlo Park, CA; Waltham, MA 2002 John Diekman, PhD (managing partner), Scott Rocklage, PhD (managing partner), Andrew Schwab (managing partner) life sciences $200M  and angel investors An individual who invests his or her own money in a private company, which is typically a startup. An angel investor is not an employee or member of a bank, venture capital firm or other financial institution that normally makes such investments. . ibooks.com is headquartered in Austin, Texas and can be reached at 512-478-2700 or by visiting the company's Web site at www.ibooks.com.
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