FIC Signs Agreement with Caldera Systems to Bundle OpenLinux 2.3.TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1999--
First International Computer, Inc. (FIC FIC First International Computer
FIC Fogarty International Center (John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences; National Institutes of Health)
FIC Fellowship for Intentional Community ), a world leader in the design and manufacture of motherboards, notebooks and PC systems today announced that it has signed an agreement with Caldera caldera: see crater.
Large, bowl-shaped volcanic depression that forms when the top of a volcanic cone collapses into the space left after magma is ejected during a violent volcanic eruption. The term is Spanish for “caldron. Systems, Inc. the Linux for eBusiness leader, to bundle Caldera's Open Linux 2.3 O/S with its PC systems.
By offering OpenLinux FIC now provides their users with a popular alternative O/S solution to Windows. FIC will be working with Caldera in developing reliable easier-to-use, but cost-effective internet/intranet Thin Client platforms based on OpenLinux technology, while providing service, support and systems integration services. Caldera will certify the solutions and jointly promote to target channels globally.
Gene Sheu, Executive Vice President of FIC Group and President of FIC's PC Division, commented, "FIC is pleased to be offering and further developing Thin Client and Server business desktops. These are targeted at the SOHO Soho (sōhō`, sə–), district of Westminster, London, England, known for its continental restaurants. Once a fashionable quarter, it became popular among writers and artists in the 19th cent. (Small Office, Home Office) and Server markets such as Govt.'s and Education Institutions. OpenLinux provides the stability, cost-conscious pricing and customization that the these markets are increasingly demanding."
"This bundling agreements is real win-win for consumers," said Ransom Love Ransom Love is the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Caldera, now the SCO Group. After the SCO v. IBM lawsuit was started by his successor Darl McBride, he officially terminated all relationships with the company and joined the board of directors of Progeny , president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Caldera Systems, Inc. "FIC is known for quality hardware throughout the industry. Marrying their hardware to our software is the best of both worlds--whether in the SoHo or enterprise markets. It takes OpenLinux to the next level."
FIC will initially be offering Open Linux 2.3 with its Sahara 1000 Series Slim Line PC and the Equinox equinox (ē`kwĭnŏks), either of two points on the celestial sphere where the ecliptic and the celestial equator intersect. The vernal equinox, also known as "the first point of Aries," is the point at which the sun appears to cross the 1530 Thin Client solutions. The small form-factor desktop Sahara 1000 is an ideal server solution having been designed to meet the configuration requirements of both corporate and consumer markets. The powerful Equinox 1530 is a cost effective Thin Client solution with a foot-print of only 250 mm (L) and 75 (W), LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. onboard and 40 MB DOC SO-DIMM See SODIMM.
SO-DIMM - Small Outline DIMM hard drive.
OpenLinux 2.3 is Y2K compliant Capable of correctly processing any data that deals with a date beyond the year 1999. See Y2K problem. and Caldera System's most recent delivery of the award-winning OpenLinux distribution. It features remote system capabilities, the Linux WIZARD (Lizard) point-and-click graphical install and the K Desktop Environment (KDE (K Desktop Environment) A GUI-based user interface primarily for Unix and Linux machines, but also available for Windows and Mac. The source code is freely distributed and is maintained by developers around the world. ). It is an easy to use and maintain platform that allows multi-users to do multi-tasking, but requires fairly low system requirements. OpenLinux 2.3 co-exists with various LAN platforms including Mac, NT, 95/98, NetWare, UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). and other Linux O/S.
The Linux O/S has seen exciting recent market growth and acceptance, with 17 percent share of the server market, as noted by analyst firm IDC, and is increasingly being adopted as the platform of choice for many users, most notably those building Internet and appliance-class networking applications. Linux server license distribution has seen incredible growth reaching 750,000 in 1998 and many experts predict that at present growth, market segment could double by year end, eclipsing NT as leading small-to-medium server OS.
Caldera Systems is the "Linux for eBusiness" technology leader in designing, developing and marketing Linux-based business solutions, including its award-winning OpenLinux, NetWare for Linux, Linux technical training, certification and support. Through its Authorized Linux Education Centers (ALECs) Caldera Systems offer distribution-neutral Linux training and certification based on Linux Professional Institute (LPI (Lines Per Inch) The number of lines printed in a vertical inch.
(language) LPI - A PL/I interpreter for IBM PCs and workstations.
E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. ) certification standards.
Caldera is a registered trademark of Caldera, Inc. OpenLinux is a trademark of Caldera Systems, Inc. All other products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and/or other countries.
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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