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ThinkGeek.com Offers Out-of-the-Ordinary Gifts for The Internet Generation this Holiday Season

E-commerce site provides comprehensive catalog of the coolest, most innovative gifts for that "hard-to-buy-for" person in your life

FAIRFAX, Virginia OCTOBER 19, 2004 ThinkGeek.com, (part of the OSTG network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp., NASDAQ: LNUX) the top online retailer for the Internet generation, offers the best in innovative gift and gizmo ideas this holiday season. ThinkGeek.com's "Stuff for Smart Masses" features intelligent and inventive lifestyle products for any budget and anyone who enjoys cutting-edge products with a technology affinity. This year's unique offerings, including the James Bond Spy Camera, "loaded" Swiss Army knives and realistic Jedi light sabers round out ThinkGeek.com's rich assortment of low- and high-tech gadgets, computer accessories and electronics, apparel, and a signature line of caffeinated products including soap and hot sauce.

"ThinkGeek.com is the place to find the perfect, out-of-the-ordinary gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your shopping list," stated Scott Smith, co-founder of ThinkGeek.com. "Our products appeal to the Geek in everyone ... and in everyone's life!"

All products undergo a rigorous selection process by a team of product specialists and are guaranteed to delight even the most discerning Geek on your list. The broad and unique product selection, personable and wit-ridden Web site, and superior customer service combine to make ThinkGeek.com the number one online retailer for the techno-enthusiast market.

ThinkGeek.com offers the following top gift suggestions, with prices to fit any budget. Visit ThinkGeek.com for hundreds of other gift ideas sure to wow the techno-enthusiast on your list.

Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas from ThinkGeek.com

Gifts Under $15

  • UTILI-KEY 6-in-1 TOOL: Multi-tasking was never so much fun! This all-in-one screwdriver, knife and bottle opener is more than meets the eye. Don't be fooled by its appearance--this cool tool looks like an average door key but is actually the lightest, most compact multi-tool ever developed. ($9.99)
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/6d98/
  • PLUSH MICROBES: Magnify a microbe 1 million times, add some colorful "plush" and you've got the perfect gift for the science buff in your life - cuddly replicas of his/her favorite common viruses, including the Common Cold (Rhinovirus), Stomach Ache (Shigella), Flu (Orthomyoxvirus) Sore Throat (Streptococcus) and more! ($5.99)
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/6708/
  • SHOWER SHOCK CAFFEINATED SOAP: Give them their morning shower and caffeine fix all in one with Shower Shock, the world's first caffeinated soap. ($6.99)
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/accessories/5a65/
Gifts Under $25
  • COLD HEAT SOLDERING TOOL: This cordless soldering tool is perfect for the "impatient" gadget guru on your list. It heats to 500�F in less than one second and cools to the touch in about five seconds - for quick fixes and speedy storage without the wait. ($9.99 - $19.99)
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/69d3/
  • NAMCO TV CLASSICS: Hook them up with a nostalgic blast from the past - a joystick game controller that connects right to their television, featuring five classic Namco games - Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Pole Position, Xevious and Mappy. ($24.99)
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/68ef/
  • LED BINARY CLOCK: Give the gift of time to that mathematics or computer whiz in your life. Forget military time ... this desktop clock features binary time: a LED display that marks time in binary combinations of 1, 2, 4 and 8. ($19.99)
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/
Gifts over $50
  • SWISS ARMY USB MEMORY KNIFE: The perfect marriage of technology, practicality, materials and quality design, the Swiss Memory USB brings together four important tools that no self-described gear guru should be without: a USB flash drive, LED light, Swiss Army knife and ballpoint pen. There is also a Travel Version that is suitable for carrying through airport security (it has only the USB memory, LED and ballpoint pen). ($65-89)
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/6b3b/
  • STAR WARS FORCE FX LIGHT SABERS: These licensed Star Wars light saber replicas are so realistic you'll feel like a true Jedi Master. Glowing blades ignite with realistic power-up/down effects and authentic sensor-controlled sound effects were recorded digitally from the movie.
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/69de/
  • JAMES BOND 007 SPY CAMERA: This inconspicuous Zippo lighter look-alike is a must-have for the wanna-be secret agent on your list. The digital camera holds over 300 images, while the voice recorder stores up to 12 minutes of crystal clear audio. ($99.99)
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/cameras/655e/
  • PLUSDECK: Turn their PC into a cassette deck! PlusDeck archives audio cassette tapes into digital media files for playback on a PC. It also archives their favorite audio files or streams them onto a cassette. ($149.99)
    Available at: http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/6908/

About ThinkGeek.com

ThinkGeek.com is the top retailer for the techno-enthusiast market and sells everything from fun gadgetry and computer accessories to apparel, and it is the number one online destination for caffeinated products from soap to hot sauce. Founded in 1999 to meet the needs of the Open Source community - the thousands of programmers, engineers, students and lovers of Open Source out there who were in the trenches as the Internet was forged - the Website now draws a wide cross-section of visitors and appeals to the Geek in everyone. ThinkGeek.com is the e-commerce division of OSTG, the leading network of technology sites.

About OSTG

OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), formerly known as OSDN, is the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG's technology-focused sites include Slashdot.org, SourceForge.net, ITManagersJournal.com, NewsForge.com, Linux.com and freshmeat.net. OSTG also owns ThinkGeek.com and AnimationFactory.com, a leading online-image content provider. OSTG serves more than 250 million page views and 16 million unique visitors a month. OSTG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp (www.vasoftware.com, Nasdaq: LNUX). www.ostg.com.

About VA Software

VA Software Corporation (NasdaqNM:LNUX - News), OSTG's parent company, empowers the IT and development communities with information, community support and software. VA Software is the creator of SourceForge: OSTG's SourceForge.net is the global nexus for the Open Source community with over 88,000 Open Source projects and more than 927,000 registered users. VA Software's SourceForge Enterprise Edition is an enterprise-grade version of SourceForge technology for optimizing and managing distributed development within commercial and governmental IT and R&D organizations. For company information, visit www.vasoftware.com.

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