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Everex Names ZaReason Authorized Reseller of $199 gPC

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Everex, a world leader in the design and production of personal computers has partnered with ZaReason, a FOSS builder (Free and Open-Source Software) based in Berkeley, California to distribute and support the Everex line of Open Source computing devices.

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Everex, a world leader in the design and production of personal computers has partnered with ZaReason, a FOSS builder (Free and Open-Source Software) based in Berkeley, California to distribute and support the Everex line of Open Source computing devices.

The Everex gPC TC2502, the first such Everex computer to be based solely on Open Source, has been selling in Wal-Mart stores and Walmart.com and includes popular FOSS applications from Google, Mozilla, Skype and OpenOffice.org. It's critically acclaimed gOS operating system also features a simple and intuitive graphical user interface and comes with a lifetime of free updates and revisions.

Having sold out of its initial gPC allocation, Everex has enlisted resellers such as ZaReason to help satisfy the high demands of the holiday season.

"Although some customers may not recognize their name, we specifically chose ZaReason because of their steadfast commitment to Open Source and the Linux community," states John Lin, general manager of Everex.

ZaReason is staffed almost entirely by volunteers and caters to the Linux enthusiast, offering branded desktop and notebook computers from $199 to $1499. Unlike other gPC resellers, the Berkeley, California-based organization also provides upgrade services, giving new owners the option of adding system memory or purchasing a computer monitor with their PC.

"Most of the people who buy systems from us want some type of customization," states ZaReason CEO, Cathy Malmrose. "Our entire R&D department is driven by people asking for different components or unique configurations. We anticipate this system will be purchased by Linux users for their family and friends over the holidays."

Engineers from ZaReason have also been enlisted to provide Open Source software development assistance on many future Everex computing devices, including their much anticipated 7" Ultra-Mobile PC, codenamed "CloudBook". An undisclosed, major US reseller has committed to launching the VIA-powered product in January, 2008.

To learn more about Everex, the gPC and their entire line of computing products, visit http://www.everex.com. For information on ZaReason or to purchase a gPC, see http://www.zareason.com.

About Everex

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Fremont, California, Everex has established itself as a world leader in the personal computer industry. As a subsidiary of First International Computer, a supplier to many of the world's largest computer companies, a unique and distinctive line of products has propelled the organization to become the eighth largest retail computer brand in the US. For the latest information on Everex, visit http://www.everex.com

About ZaReason

ZaReason, Inc. is a FOSS builder who works mostly with the long-time Linux community, building high-end systems for users who recognize high quality components. For further information, visit http://www.zareason.com.

Everex Media Contact: Paul C. Kim, Director of Marketing, 510-252-8829 (USA), paulkim@everex.com or Pat Meier-Johnson of Pat Meier Associates, 415-389-1700 (USA), patmeier@patmeier.com ZaReason Media Contact: Cathy Malmrose, CEO, 510-229-8475 (USA), publicity@zareason.com

SOURCE First International Computer

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