Partners with SlashTCO, Ltd. to Expand its Reach in European Markets, an online resource offering the largest and most current selection of Linux applications on the Internet, has announced a partnership with SlashTCO, Ltd., a U.K.-based open source services provider. The partnership will enable to reach a broader audience of Linux users in European markets and offer expanded service capabilities overseas. Under the terms of the deal, SlashTCO will also serve as's fulfillment center in Europe beginning in the Spring of 2001. The partnership is's first significant entry into the global open source marketplace. offers its users three options for receiving its open source software: Standard Download, Custom CD-ROM, and Priority Download subscription. The site offers a shopping cart feature, along with reviews of all applications and an estimated download time for each title. is the only Internet site to integrate the Linux developer with such extensive distribution channels for access by the end user. SlashTCO, Ltd. is the U.K.-based open source services provider that helps companies make strategic business decisions regarding fast-growing technologies such as open source. The company runs an online resource that provides materials, information and discussion forums to help companies analyze their IT strategies and reduce their TCO - total cost of ownership.