Originally Published: Tuesday, 4 January 2000 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Press Releases/BusinessWire Page: 1/1 - [Std View]

SuSE to offer award-winning SuSE Linux on PowerPC; Beta version announced at MacWorld

"SuSE ... is announcing the availability of a beta-quality version of SuSE Linux 6.3 for the Macintosh PowerPC at MacWorld in San Francisco."

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2000--SuSE, one of the leading Linux specialists worldwide, is announcing the availability of a beta-quality version of SuSE Linux 6.3 for the Macintosh PowerPC at MacWorld in San Francisco. The sales release of SuSE Linux for Power PC is planned for this spring. Offering SuSE Linux on PowerPC supports SuSE's strategy of cross-platform availability.

Based on the current version of SuSE Linux, the version for PowerPC "is built from the same sources as all other versions of SuSE Linux, includes all of the Open Source software found in the Intel version, and is identical to use and administer to other SuSE Linux versions," says Dirk H. Hondel, CTO of SuSE AG.

A free test CD with the Linux operating system and a selection of free application programs can be obtained by contacting SuSE. A version will also be available on SuSE's ftp server (ftp.suse.com).

Like the currently available SuSE Linux 6.3 for Intel-compatible and Compaq Alpha platforms, the version for Power PC also works with the SuSE-specific administration tool YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) and SaX (SuSE advanced X Configuration). YaST provides integrated user and group administration and simplifies system administration. SaX sets up the graphical interface.

"The continuing success of Linux in a professional environment depends on as broad a hardware support as possible," says Roland Dyroff, executive director of SuSE AG. "While SuSE Linux is well-established, particularly in the server area of the industry, extensive hardware support allows you to use SuSE Linux all the way through a company. PowerPC users will soon be able to profit from cross-platform use with a unified 'look and feel' of SuSE Linux."

The package, including the handbook and 60-day installation support, has an anticipated suggested retail price of EUR 46/US 49.95.

About SuSE:

SuSE has been a commercial Linux developer and distributor since 1992, making it one of the oldest international Linux companies. With a workforce of over 180 people, SuSE has offices in Germany, the UK, Czech Republic and in the US. SuSE's North American office is located in Oakland, CA, where it offers technical support, consulting, Premier Partner Programs for VARs and ISVs, and sales support to customers, resellers, and distributors. Get further information about SuSE on http://www.suse.com or by sending mail to info@suse.com.

Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Macintosh and Power Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPL). PowerPC is a trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM). Alpha is a trademark of Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ). CONTACT: SuSE AG (Europe) Christian Egle, +49-911/74053-31 F: +49-911/74177-55 ce@suse.de or SuSE Inc. (US) Chris N. Simmons, 510/628-3380 F: 510/628-3381 chris@suse.com