October 18, 2001

TerraSoft releases Yellow Dog Linux 2.1

Author: JT Smith

Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the leading developer of Linux
solutions for PowerPC(tm) microprocessors, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of
Yellow Dog Linux version 2.1.


                    YDL 2.1 offers both incremental and monumental improvements to deliver a more solid, speedy, and
                    easy-to-use Linux operating system. 

                    "While on the surface, version 2.1 might seem like a minor update, there are some substantial
                    improvements. The 2.4 kernel is now default and we are pleased to be the first PowerPC Linux vendor
                    to provide NVidia GeForce 2 video support," states Dan Burcaw, CTO of Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. 

                    YDL 2.1 offers the following updates and improvements:
                    - YDL installer now supports individual package selection
                    - KDE 2.2.1
                    - XFree86 4.1.0
                    - 2.4.10 (default) and 2.2.19
                    - Mac-on-Linux 0.9.60 which automatically grabs the ROM image from your Mac OS
                    partition--reducing setup to a minimum. - Webmin web-based system administration tool
                    - Mozilla 0.9.4
                    - Ext3 journaling file system
                    - Sound support on iBook 1 and iBook 2 (2001)
                    - Sleep support on full range of Apple portables (include all iBooks)
                    - Improved support for Apple Network Servers
                    - ... and support for NVidia GeForce 2 & ATI Radeon video cards (Apple Display Connector not yet
                    supported).

                    YDL 2.1 is immediately available from select resellers (call first to verify availability) and from our
                    online store. Please support your local reseller (http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/resellers/) whenever
                    possible. 

                    Pre-orders of the "Getting Started with Yellow Dog Linux", which will include the YDL 2.1 Install CD,
                    are being taken now. 'Getting Started' is expected to ship before the close of October. 

                    About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
                    Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative technologies and provider of integrated
                    HPC solutions for PowerPC Linux. Yellow Dog Linux, the flagship product, has boosted viability of
                    Linux on PowerPC microprocessors. Black Lab Linux provides an advanced Linux environment for
                    embedded and high performance, parallel computing systems. And Terra Soft now offers the Yellow
                    briQ Node, a high-density PowerPC Linux computer. 

                    For more information, visit www.terrasoftsolutions.com

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