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SUSE Linux 7.1 for Sun Microsystems' Sparc Architecture Now Available

SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and provider of Open Source solutions, announces the release of SUSE Linux 7.1 for the Sparc architecture of Sun Microsystems.

Oakland, CA
April 12, 2001

Today, SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and provider of Open Source solutions, announced the release of SUSE Linux 7.1 for the Sparc architecture of Sun Microsystems.

SUSE Linux 7.1 for Sparc comes with the proven Linux Kernel 2.2.18 as well as the latest Kernel 2.4.2 as a special bonus for technophile users. SuSE Linux 7.1 is based on the program library glibc 2.2. The popular SBUS graphics cards are supported by XFree86 4.0.2.

The scope of applications with LFS (Large File Support) as well as the number of applications that support IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) has grown. IPv6, which is gradually replacing IPv4, allows the use of additional IP addresses and much more flexible routing. Further, individual program packages can be installed with SUSE installation and administration tool, YaST2, from CD-Rom or, a new feature, from an FTP server. RPMs with SuSE GnuPG key provide additional security during system updates. The graphical user interface KDE 2.0.1 ensures a maximum degree of user friendliness and functionality.

SUSE Linux is the only operating system that supports the Sparc platform, IA32, PowerPC, Alpha, and S/390 processors. SUSE Linux' compatibility and availability across multiple platforms establishes itself as an advanced operating system base with a high level of investment security, ideal for the professional utilization in servers. SUSE Linux not only boasts comprehensive network capabilities, stability, and flexibility, but it also paves the way to a uniform and rational administration of heterogeneous networks, regardless of the platform being used. Accordingly, development and acquisition costs for strategic software products are minimal. The low acquisition costs of the Linux operating system and the permanently reduced administration expenditures contribute to considerable savings in the operating costs for large server farms.

SUSE Linux 7.1 for Sparc (Item No. 99985-21SPC) is supplied on five CD-ROMs with online documentation. It can be obtained exclusively directly from SuSE at the price of USD 159. SUSE Linux 7.1 for Sparc is suitable for deployment in 32-bit machines of the Sun4c and Sun4m series, as well as for 64-bit machines of the Sun4u series. SUSE also offers installation and maintenance support services subject to additional charges.

SUSE Linux 7.1 for Sparc is also available for download from ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/sparc/suse-sparc/


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