November 7, 2001

Turbolinux 7 Server, first distribution to conform to internationalization standard specification

Author: JT Smith

Turbolinux® Inc., a worldwide
leader in Linux operating environments and multi-platform software
deployment and management products enabling computing assets to be quickly
redefined on demand, today announced worldwide availability of Turbolinux
(TL) 7 Server on December 7th, 2001. With a focus on enterprise business,
TL 7 Server was developed with an eye towards extreme flexibility and

"Turbolinux 7 Server offers businesses a highly secure, high-performance
operating system," said Pete Beckman, vice president of engineering,
Turbolinux. "Turbolinux continues to satisfy the corporate world's need for
ironclad network servers and is an excellent choice for businesses thinking
of migrating from Unix or Windows NT."

Enterprise features include Large File Support (LFS), which provides support
for file sizes of 4 terabytes necessary for businesses that routinely
transmit or back up large files. The increasing use of Linux in animation
production and for scientific clustering (Editors: see Turbolinux Releases
Enfuzion 7.0, Makes Supercomputing Affordable, August 23, 2001) and the
continued growth of PC/x86 hardware for those applications has also
underscored the need for LFS.

In addition, Turbolinux 7 Server supports Logical Volume Manager (LVM),
which provides flexible disk volume management. LVM allows customers to
manage storage in a logical manner, for instance, combining disk drives to
function as a single disk, extending storage capacity simply.

Multi Language Support and International Certification
Turbolinux 7 Server comes with multi-language support and is the first Linux
distribution to conform to the basic level specifications of LI18NUX 2000
pilot program. LI18NUX is a voluntary working group, consisting of Linux
and open source related contributors - including Turbolinux - who are
working on internationalization of Linux distributions. The group focuses
on the internationalization of a core set of APIs and components of Linux
distributions in order to achieve a common Linux environment where an
internationalized Linux application can be executed and behave correctly
regardless of the underlying Linux distribution.

In keeping with this focus on internationalization, TL 7 Server is also
compliant with the new Chinese code standard, GB 18030. China has mandated
that any software application that is released for the Chinese market after
September, 2001, must support GB 18030. GB 18030 represents a
straightforward model to establish compatibility between Chinese national
coding and Unicode. Unicode provides a unique number for every character,
no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the
language. It also enables a single software product or a single website to
be targeted across multiple platforms, languages and countries without

TL 7 Server, based on Linux file directory standards has also passed the FHS
test suites. The FHS or File system Hierarchy Standard is the convention for
compliance between Linux and Unix. The FHS standard seeks to create
interoperability of applications, system administration tools, and
development tools across Linux and Unix operating systems.

"Turbolinux is continually working to achieve innovative products based on
open source and standards and we're proud of our Internationalization
standing," said Ly-Huong Pham, CEO, Turbolinux. "Through our work with
LI18NUX and our on-going product development, Turbolinux is continuing to
serve as a leader in the Linux community throughout Asia-Pacific, as well as
growing our market share in other regions."

Turbolinux 7 Server and PowerCockpit(tm)
Turbolinux 7 Server, as well as other Linux distributions, can also be
deployed to multiple nodes by just a few clicks using another Turbolinux
product, PowerCockpit. Representing a radical shift in the way servers are
currently defined, PowerCockpit collects and deploys entire software stacks,
including the operating system, middleware, and applications, enabling
instant reconfiguration of computing systems. IT managers can reconfigure
and redeploy systems as the need arises, recycling computing power on
demand. Web servers, for example, can become application servers in 10
minutes or less using just a few simple commands. System integrators and
manufacturers can also use PowerCockpit to provide fast and efficient
configuration-to-order services by pre-configuring servers with customer
specified software stacks.

About Turbolinux
Founded in 1992, Turbolinux Inc. is a global software company providing
Linux operating environments and multi-platform software deployment and
management products that allow computing assets to be quickly redefined on
demand -- enabling true flexible processing power. Backed by some of the
world's leading technology companies, including Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu,
Hitachi, IBM, Intel, NEC, Novell, Oracle, SGI and Toshiba, Turbolinux is
headquartered near San Francisco with offices around the world. For more
information, visit the Turbolinux Web site at

Turbolinux is a registered trademark of Turbolinux, Inc. Linux is a
registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other registered trademarks
belong to their respective holders.

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