SuSE To Offer Award-Winning SuSE Linux On PowerPC
Beta version announced at MacWorld
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (INTERNET WIRE) — 01/04/00 — 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
The package, including the handbook and 60-day installation support, has an
anticipated suggested retail price of EUR 46/US 49.95.
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
580 Second St. Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607