Embedded Linux Journal Launched as Stand-alone Magazine

SEATTLE, WA -- Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC), publisher of the award-winning monthly magazine Linux Journal, is pleased to announce the launch of a magazine focusing on the use of open-source software and Linux in embedded technologies. The new print publication, titled Embedded Linux Journal, will debut in Janaury 2001.

SSC has earned the respect of those in the publishing field by exclusively serving specialized markets in which they have hands-on experience. Launching a magazine in the embedded field will continue that successful practice -- SSC's team includes a combined total of over 55 years experience in the embedded industry.

Embedded Linux Journal's content will focus on the use of Linux and other open-source software to increase efficiency, economy and stability in embedded design and developement. "Linux has earned a reputation as a sophisticated and powerful technology available at a lower cost, and because of that, the embedded market has come to embrace the OS," said Phil Hughes, president of SSC and publisher of Linux Journal. A founder of the Open Source movement, Hughes will act as publisher of Embedded Linux Journal.

Embedded Linux Journal will launch as a bi-monthly publication with a direct-request, controlled circulation. Free subscriptions will be targeted at qualified professionals living in North America and working in the embedded industry. Magazine subscription applications are available through http://embedded.linuxjournal.com. Charter web and print advertising programs are available by contacting Carlie Fairchild at +1 206-782-7733 x105 or carlie@ssc.com. For additional information about Embedded Linux Journal, send e-mail to embedded@ssc.com .

About the PublisherSSC is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, having published best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. The most well-known publication of SSC, the monthly magazine Linux Journal, is now celebrating its sixth year of publication and boasts a circulation of well over 100,000. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the Web at http://www.ssc.com/.

Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca CassitySpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155+1 206-782-7733 ext. 113 Fax: +1 206-782-7191Email: rebecca@ssc.com