Debian Available Pre-installed on New Computers

December 11th, 1997

We're happy to announce a computer manufacturer that supports Debian. VA Research is offering Debian pre-installed at no extra charge on all of the computer systems they sell: laptops, workstations, and file servers. You can see the products at VA has donated a system and a high-bandwidth network connection to Debian. Here's some information on a system on sale this month that includes a Debian donation.

We have a new system. It's a VArStation 25 — a dual capable Pentium II system, available with either one or two 233, 266, or 300Mhz cpus. It's an ide based system, and we're pricing the whole thing starting at $2200 including a Matrox card, 64 megabytes of ram, and a SoundBlaster.

There are a few upgrades...bigger disk, more ram, better graphics, etc. It's a good system because people can start with a single processor and some ram, and add a second processor and double their ram later.

In order to help Debian, we are going to donate 2% of the price of any VArStation 25 system ordered in December with Debian pre-installed.