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SUSE Linux 7.1 for the Alpha Server ships on June 15,2001

SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source operating system software,announced the shipping of SUSE Linux 7.1 for Compaq's Alpha Server.

June 15, 2001

SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source operating system software,announced the shipping of SUSE Linux 7.1 for Compaq's Alpha Server. By porting the latest SUSE distribution to Compaq's 64-bit technology, SUSE proves itself again as a leading provider of Linux server solutions.SUSE Linux for AlphaServers is available directly from SUSE as well as from bookstores and software retailers at a recommended retail price of $ 49.95.

SUSE Linux for AlphaServers comes with the proven Linux Kernel 2.2.19 as well as the latest Kernel 2.4.4 as a special bonus for technophile users. With more than 1,200 programs included, SUSE Linux for AlphaServers provides a comprehensive array of applications. The system offers professional Linux solutions for virtually any utilization area. Apart from Internet and network tools, SUSE Linux 7.1 for AlphaServers comes with a wide range of database applications, development tools, office and image processing software, and window managers. A user may select among two graphical user interfaces, KDE 2.1 or GNOME 1.2.

SUSE Linux 7.1 for AlphaServers will be delivered on 6 CDs with a 500-page manual.The 60-day installation support, which is included in the purchase price, provides assistance for the installation.

Due to the timing of the recent release of the SUSE Linux 7.2 version, we will not be releasing a version of 7.2 for Alpha as well as for the PowerPC, but focusing the development of these products for the subsequent release of SUSE Linux beyond 7.2


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