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Caldera OpenLinux

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas

Caldera Systems, Inc. is the leader in providing
Linux®-based business solutions through its award-winning OpenLinux line of products and services. OpenLinux is a full-featured, “Linux for Business”
solution that expands Internet/intranet, network and desktop capabilities. OpenLinux products utilize technologies created on the Internet by developers around the world, including the popular Linux kernel developed by
Linus Torvalds in 1991. Linux technologies are now used by 12 million+ end users and organizations worldwide. OpenLinux technologies and business
solutions integrate with existing systems such as Novell® NetWare®, LanManagerTM, Sun® Microsystems,
UNIX®, IBM®, Intel®, DOS® and Microsoft® Windows® NT.

  • OpenLinux is a 32-bit, proven, tested, stable and supported Linux-based operating system and business solution that is easy-to-use, self-hosted
    and includes the full Linux source code — with matching binaries — and integrated programs and tools.

OpenLinux 2.3
OpenLinux 2.3 is Y2K tested and certified and includes:

  • 2.2.10 kernel
  • LIZARD (LInux wiZARD) First point-and-click graphical install of Linux
  • KDE 1.1 (K Desktop Environment) Award-Winning GUI
  • KDE development libraries for programmers who want to assist in the development of KDE. Example code, tutorials, and OpenGL extensions are also
  • Applixware Office Suite 4.4.2 (Office Productivity Suite — desktop applications)
  • Development environment for Applixware SHELF
  • Partition Magic CE (Caldera Edition) now supports hard drives larger than 8 GB
  • StarOffice 5.1 (Office Productivity Suite — desktop applications)
  • WordPerfect 8.0 (word processor), 4Front OSS (Open Sound System)
  • Netscape 4.61 (E-mail and browser)
  • BRU (Commercial backup and restore utility integrated into the KDE desktop)
  • Qt 2.0 (by Troll Tech)
  • Glibc version 2.1.1 compiling libraries and localization data
  • COAS 1.1 System configuration and administration is simplified and integrated into KDE
  • New RAID support for IBM ServeRAID
  • Compaq Smart2 RAID
  • Mylex RAID
  • WINE
  • Enhanced frame buffer support
  • LILO boot manager configuration option
  • Conferencing software
  • Video and audio conferencing tools.

OpenLinux 2.3 includes remote management capabilities and integrates into existing systems, running on Intel-based PCs 386 and up — including laptops
— with at least 16 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk. OpenLinux 2.3 began shipping in September, 1999.

Phat Linux

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas

Phat Linux is the best Distribution of Linux for new users. It is
easily installed on your DOS or Windows partition. It comes with
many popular programs, including the popular desktop environment
KDE preinstalled.

What is PhatLINUX?

Phat Linux is a Distribution of Linux. It is aimed at users who would
like use Linux, but are unable to repartition their hard drive. Phat Linux will run off of
your [Windows 95/98] C-Drive!

Phat Linux 3.0 has lots of great features. It comes bundled with many
popular packages including X-Windows, KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment, the Apache Web Server, a
Dos Emulator, Sound Programs, Image Editors, Popular Libraries, an Anonymous FTP Server
and much much more!

Since Phat Linux comes with KDE preinstalled, you desktop can easily
look like any of these:


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Yellow Dog Linux

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas

Yellow Dog Linux takes advantage of the most current, stable,
and secure Linux kernel and libraries, and best of all, some of the fastest hardware on the planet — Apple G3s, G4s and PowerPC computers (including
IBM RS/6000 model B50 (“Pizzazz”), F50, and 43P-150.) Linux is similar to MacOS, Windows 98, or NT in that it is an operating system. The operating system is the very lowest-level program that runs on a
computer–it launches and manages all of the other programs. The OS also manages memory, network(s), and files.

Linux is unique from other operating systems, however, in that the Linux source code (the underlying “stuff” that makes it all work) is freely
available to anyone with minimal restrictions on how it is to be copied or used. This has several practical advantages:

  • Bug-fixes are quick. You, the end user, are not dependant on a single corporation to fix a problem. Since anyone in the world has access to the
    code, the problems are quickly fixed and made available again, for free.

  • Linux will be around for a very long time. It may change, grow, expand, but it will most likely never die. No corporation (even Microsoft)
    can halt the production of Linux as everyone has the opportunity to advance Linux, to help it become better than it was. Linux users will never be in
    the position of finding that their OS has been discontinued nor is no longer supported.

  • Linux development is driven by “what is best,” not by “what will make us the most money.” Most commercial software development is driven first and
    foremost by marketing, resulting in “bells and whistles” that offer more “features” than function. Because Linux development is not tied to a single
    corporation (much less a single marketing department) it is made to simply “work well” above all else.

Linux is a robust, mature, powerful operating system. It is quickly become the most preferred, most used operating system in the world.

For more an introduction to Yellow Dog Linux, please visit:

And one of the most professional Linux distributions available for any platform, Champion Server 1.1 offers improvements and updates both anticipated
and unexpected, including Netscape, 10/100Mb ethernet, simplified X setup, and improved support for iMacs, Blue & Whites, and the ’99 “bronze
keyboard” PowerBook G3s and older Apple PowerPCs. Yellow Dog also supports the IBM RS/6000 models B50 (“Pizzazz”) and 43P 150, and currently supported
only in “unimode”, the F50.

For more information about Yellow Dog Linux, please visit our web site at: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com.

Yellow Dog Linux Gone Home will offer an unparalled ease-of-installation, ease-of-use, and the same qualities of Champion Server: stability, security,
and speed. A robust replacement for antiquated desktop operating systems, Gone Home will meet the needs of home and office users. Terra Soft is
committed to the open source model so we will be releasing all of the technologies that we introduce with Gone Home under the GNU General Public
License (GPL).

Based out of Loveland, Colorado, Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. maintains the design and business philosophy that there is nothing else we’d rather
. Software development is not about throwing a bunch of code and a price tag on a CD. It’s about research, commitment, enthusiasm, and an
attempt to do the best we can.

For more informationa about Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., please visit our corporate web site at:

Red Hat Linux

Author: Benjamin D. Thomas

Founded in 1994, Red Hat is a leader in the development of
Linux-based operating system (OS) software and services. Based in Durham, N.C., Red Hat builds Red Hat Linux which is available for Intel, Compaq
Alpha and Sun SPARC platforms.

Red Hat Linux

Well known as a stable and robust operating system, Red Hat Linux is flexible enough for almost any computing need from a simple workstation
to server.

Why Red Hat?

Red Hat gives you open source solutions. Red Hat Linux is completely open source, and Red Hat provides the services, support, partnerships,
consulting, training and updates to fit your needs. Working together with the Linux community, Red Hat believes that open software can change the
dynamics of software development.

Open Source

As a member of the Linux Development community, Red Hat contributes to Linux innovation with technology like the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM), Disk
Druid partitioning tool, and GNOME. Red Hat is committed to open source and is committed to incorporating standards that adhere to open source into
Red Hat Linux.


What’s an operating system without applications? Where’s the Office Suite? Where’s the software you need for your server? In addition to the tons of
applications like Apache, samba, sendmail and others that are included with Red Hat Linux, Red Hat also partners with companies such as Oracle, IBM,
and many others to bring their applications to Linux.

In addition to partnering to bring these applications to you, Red Hat also offers you a chance to try out these applications as they become available.
Packaged in the Official Red Hat Linux product is a CD-ROM with over 40 applications to sample.
It is labeled “Linux Application Library” and contains software from companies like Star Division (StarOffice), Applix (Applixware Office Suite), EST
(BRU Back up and Restore utility), and many others. For a complete listing of what is on the current CD, see the listing at


If you’re deploying Red Hat Linux in serious environment or just need to talk to someone on the phone, Red Hat offers support services at practically
every level. From pay per incident to customized support contracts, Red Hat stands behind Red Hat Linux.

Training and Certification
Whether you’re an experienced Linux user wanting to become certified or just starting out and need a course in the basics, Red Hat offers a wide
variety of
training courses.

Wide Availability

Need to pick up the latest copy of Red Hat Linux? Prefer to buy pre-installed? If you have no money or tons of money, you have a choice of how to get
Red Hat Linux. Download from ftp.redhat.com, buy from a local retailer, get a system from a local reseller, or go to one of our partners who have

certified systems
for Red Hat Linux.
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