Originally Published: Monday, 26 July 1999 Author:
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Press Release: Big Blue Looks to Yellow Dog for RS/6000 Support

Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. announced the availability of Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server 1.1 optimized for three IBM RS/6000 products.

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Loveland, CO, July 26, 1999--Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. announced the availability of Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server 1.1 optimized for three IBM RS/6000 products -- the 43P Model 150, a uniprocessor workstation and entry-level server, the F50 server, with up to four microprocessors, and the upcoming thin application server, code named Pizzazz.

Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server 1.1, Terra Soft's Linux operating system, is designed for a wide range of uses including applications used by Internet service providers, corporate intra/extranets, Web and network servers.

"This represents a significant move for Yellow Dog Linux into a new market," said Kai Staats, Chief Executive Officer of Terra Soft. "By teaming with IBM and RS/6000 servers we will be able to offer our product on one of the industry's top rated platforms."

"We have customers asking for Linux-based solutions on the RS/6000," said Rod Adkins, IBM RS/6000. "We said earlier this year we would be working with the Linux community to provide Linux-based solutions on RS/6000, and now we're beginning to deliver on that promise."

Champion Server 1.1 for RS/6000 will be available for pre-order beginningJuly 26 and for download shortly thereafter at www.yellowdoglinux.com for $24.95. The CDs with RS/6000 kernels will be shipping the following week. Additional purchase options include Installation Support and an Installation Guide within the unique Yellow Dog zipper-portfolio case.

About IBM RS/6000

More than 850,000 IBM RS/6000 systems have been shipped to over 125,000 commercial and technical customers around the world. The RS/6000 family of computers feature IBM RISC-based microprocessors and run AIX, IBM's UNIX operating system. RS/6000 delivers the industry's most complete UNIX offerings by combining applications with hardware, software, service and support for unmatched high availability, scalability, system management, and performance.

For more information visit http://www.rs6000.ibm.com or contact Jeff Gluck, 914-766-3839, jgluck@us.ibm.com.

About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.

Based in Loveland, CO, TSS is the developer of Yellow Dog Linux for Apple Macintosh G3, PowerPC, and RS/6000 systems. Champion Server, their flagshipproduct, is a highly professional distribution geared toward a wide rangeof network applications such as ISPs, corporate intra/extranets, Web and network servers. Terra Soft has recently introduced Black Lab Linux, a parallel-computing system for research and development facilities.

For more information visit http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com or contact Kai Staats, 970-278-9243, kstaats@terraplex.com.

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