April 3, 2000

Elfstone Linux

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas

Elfstone Linux is a highly stable Linux distribution
specifically designed for
programmers, engineers and network administrators. This distro is a networking specific OS and perhaps the most Unix-like of all commercial
distributions. Keeping it simple, thin, and fast is the common sense principal and basis for all Elfstone products.

Elfstone Linux

Elfstone Linux is a highly stable Linux distribution designed specifically for programmers,
engineers, and network administrators. As a real
network OS and perhaps the most Unix-like of all commercial distributions, Elfstone Linux is built around the OSF Motif 2.1 API with a universal
package management feature. This distribution currently based on the .RPM format easily allows for the installation of both RPMs and Tar/Tar.gz
packages.

Unlike other commercial distributions, Elfstone Linux was not designed from the installation perspective to share disk partitions with other
operating systems. Elfstone Linux is among the first distributions to provide USB
support as well as the highly intuitive, and extremely fast, interface that is a Motif/Athena hybrid.

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The key to the outstanding performance of Elfstone Linux is really very simple. When servers are called upon to perform specific tasks, potential
points of failure are created when the software includes more than what is required to perform these functions.

Keeping it simple, is the common sense principal and basis for the development of all Elfstone products. Elfstone Linux contains only the software
that is necessary to operate your network each and every day without fail. Each app has been chosen strictly on the basis of
functionalityand reliability. While Linux has many fine applications available, we believe there is no need to load working servers with
unnecessary software.

Here is a quick list of what's included with Elfstone Linux

  • The Linux 2.2.6 kernel with supporting libraries.
  • The Xfree86 windowing system with supporting libraries.
  • The GNU gcc compiler and supporting tools.
  • The Elfstone RTX Runtime libraries based on OSF Motif 2.1.
  • An excellent collection of handpicked system administration tools.
  • An efficient universal package management system tool.

    For more information about Elfstone Linux, please visit our website at
    http://www.elflinux.com

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