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Yellow Dog Linux Supports New IBM B50.

LOVELAND, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 1999--

Terra Soft Solutions Terra Soft Solutions is the Loveland, Colorado–based producer of Yellow Dog Linux, cluster construction tools, and bioinformatics software. The company’s clients include NASA, Boeing, California Institute of Technology, and Stanford University. , Inc. announces Yellow Dog Linux Yellow Dog Linux (often abbreviated YDL) is a free software, open-source Linux distribution for Power Architecture hardware. It was first released in 1999 for the Apple Inc. Macintosh.  Champion Server 1.1 optimized for three IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries)  RS/6000 servers: the new "Pizzazz" B50, the 43P Model 150, a uniprocessor workstation and entry-level server, and the F50 server which may utilize up to four microprocessors.

Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server, Terra Soft's premier Linux operating system, is designed for a wide range of applications including Internet service for ISPs, communications for corporate intra/extranets, and a wide array of network services.

"The B50 and YDL YDL Yellow Dog Linux  is a marriage of a classy case and lean operating system ... a real powerhouse with the Yellow Dog virtually flying with the IBM Pizzazz," states Stephen Edie, Software Engineer for Terra Soft, "It's a pleasure to take for a spin."

As the Champion Server was designed to exceed ISP (Internet Service Provider Internet service provider (ISP)

Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password.
) and ASP (Applications Service Provider) requirements, it compliments the B50's sleek, rackmount chassis and natural fit in a server room. Together, YDL and the B50s form a powerful solution unparalleled in performance or stability in their class.

Enterprise-class Support

Linuxcare, IBM, and Terra Soft have formed a strategic alliance (August 11, to provide enterprise-class support for Yellow Dog Linux running on IBM RS/6000 machines.

Linuxcare, Inc., the leader in technical support, consulting, education and product certification for all distributions of Linux, formed an agreement with IBM to offer their support services and training for the company's RS/6000 servers, including the new B50 running Yellow Dog Linux.

Under the agreement, Linuxcare will provide IBM's customers with a range of support programs tailored to the RS/6000 platform. Staffed by world-class Linux experts, Linuxcare offers four levels of on-call support: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, as well as customized options, up to dedicated 24-hour, 7-day-a-week support. Linuxcare provides frontline support directly to end users, systems administrators and developers, as well as backline backline

the upper outline of the body's silhouette viewed from the side.
 support for corporate help-desks.

About the Champion Server

The Yellow Dog Linux operating system takes full advantage of the most current, stable, and secure Linux kernel and libraries, and best of all, some of the fastest hardware on the planet. Champion Server ships with the industry-leading Apache web server See Apache. , development tools, and most importantly, a complete suite of applications as required by ISPs and ASPs.

The most complete Linux distribution for PowerPC and one of the most professional Linux distributions available for any platform, Champion Server 1.1 for RS/6000 is shipping now. Starting at just $24.95, the B50 RS/6000 kernel and install image are available online for free at

Additional purchase options include a 3-ring binder and unique Yellow Dog Linux zipper-portfolio case, and/or Installation Support.

About IBM RS/6000

More than 850,000 IBM RS/6000 systems have been shipped to over 125,000 commercial and technical customers around the world. The RS/6000 family of computers feature IBM RISC-based microprocessors and run AIX, IBM's UNIX operating system Noun 1. UNIX operating system - trademark for a powerful operating system
UNIX, UNIX system

operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
. RS/6000 delivers the industry's most complete 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).
 offerings by combining applications with hardware, software and services.

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About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.

Based in Loveland, CO, TSS See ITU.  is the developer of Yellow Dog Linux for Apple Macintosh G3, PowerPC, and IBM RS/6000 systems. Champion Server, their flagship product, is a highly professional distribution geared toward a wide range of network applications such as ISPs, corporate intra/extranets, web and network servers.

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