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Animation Factory Releases Video Voltage, New DVD Series of Studio-Quality Video Backgrounds

Includes 400 Royalty-Free Original Video Background Images, Compatible with Most Editing, Authoring and Presentation Software

Fremont, CA April 12, 2005 Animation Factory, part of the OSTG network (a subsidiary of VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX) and a leading image-content Web site for business, education and consumer users, has launched the Video Voltage DVD-ROM series of video backgrounds. Available on two DVD- ROMs to subscribers, each volume contains 200 different backgrounds in categories such as business, finance, medical, animals, religion, holidays and events that can be used with popular video editing, DVD authoring, and presentation software.

"Our goal is to provide vibrant animated content to all levels of users from hobbyists to creative professionals. With these new DVD-ROMs, our customers have the most complete set of video backgrounds available, and do not need to have access to the Internet to use them. Now they can just pop in our DVD, select the background image they want, and make the most of their videos. They can re- use the images as often as they want," said Art Holden, co-founder of Animation Factory.

Product features include:

  • Each DVD contains 200 royalty-free original backgrounds, for a total of 400 backgrounds
  • Compatible with most video editing, DVD authoring, and presentation software
  • Images are available in Windows Media® (.wmv) and QuickTime® (.mov) formats
  • All backgrounds loop seamlessly

Designed for ease of use, with no downloads or software installation necessary, all Video Voltage images are royalty-free, and can be reused as often as desired. Video Voltage backgrounds provide an efficient and creative solution for a range of uses: business, church, and academic presentations, multi-media projects, and enables home video producers to create a professional "Hollywood look" to their videos.

Video Voltage works with popular video editing, DVD authoring and presentation software and is available for $59.95 per volume for non-members and Gold level members of Animation Factory, while Platinum level members can purchase each volume for $29.95. A product tour is available at the Animation Factory website: http://www.animationfactory.com/sales/vv1.html

About Animation Factory

Animation Factory (www.animationfactory.com) is part of the MediaBuilder Network (www.mediabuilder.com), a suite of image content Web sites and online graphics tools for business, education and consumer use. Animation Factory is owned by OSTG, a subsidiary of VA Software (Nasdaq: LNUX). With over 100,000 customers, and an audience of over 1 million consumers per month, Animation Factory has been rapidly expanding its product suite, and now provides content for the Web, e-mail, Microsoft® PowerPoint®, mobile phone and Internet messaging markets; all based on an original library of more than 300,000 animations and 3D images.

About OSTG

OSTG, a subsidiary of VA Software, (Nasdaq: LNUX) is the cornerstone of the Open Source movement and 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, the leading retailer for innovative technology products, and AnimationFactory.com, a leading online-image content provider. The network serves 290 million page views and nearly 19 million unique visitors a month. For more information, visit www.ostg.com.

About VA Software Corp.

VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq: LNUX), OSTG's parent company, is at the center of today's technology revolution, inciting innovation by empowering 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 98,000 Open Source projects and more than one million registered users. SourceForge® Enterprise Edition is used to manage and optimize distributed development across the enterprise. For company information, visit www.vasoftware.com.

Animation Factory and MediaBuilder are trademarks of Animation Factory, Inc. Slashdot, Freshmeat and SouceForge.net are registered trademarks of OSTG, Inc., in the United States and other countries. VA Software, OSTG, and SourceForge are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their respective owners.



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