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Terra Soft Unveils Yellow Dog Linux 2.1

Oct 18, 2001, 10:06 (1 Talkback[s])

LOVELAND, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2001-- Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the leading developer of Linux solutions for PowerPC 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 0.9.3
  • 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, visithttp://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/