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MONTREAL, QC Apr. 16, 2003 - Linuxant inc., a world-class supplier of consulting, software development and professional support services is announcing today that it has entered into an agreement with Conexant Systems, Inc. to make enhanced drivers available to the Linux community.

Linuxant has licensed core modem technologies from Conexant and intends to invest significant resources to perfect and extend the pioneering softmodem driver development work started by Conexant and Linux kernel developer Marc Boucher.

"We are thrilled to be at the cornerstone of providing Linux users with high quality drivers for Conexant's ubiquitous chipsets", said Marc Boucher, founder and President of Linuxant. "Support for softmodems, sometimes referred to as 'winmodems' has traditionally been lacking in the open-source Linux operating-system, due to the proprietary aspects of the technology. Our goal is to bring it on par with commercial platforms, while respecting the nature of Linux and the interests of all parties involved".

Advanced features such as V.92, FAX and other functionality currently missing will be added to enhanced versions of the HSF (softmodem) and HCF (controllerless) drivers, to become available to millions of Linux users in the near future.

Companies will also be able to take advantage of Linuxant's professional support, development, and customization services.

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Linuxant is a world-class supplier of consulting, software development and professional support services. Linuxant works closely with leading vendors and OEMs of semiconductor, PC, embedded and communication/wireless products, as well as with companies in other industries, providing technological expertise and solutions to maximize the potential of Linux and open-source. Additionally, Linuxant develops and distributes specialized system software, such as device drivers for specific applications.


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