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DesktopLinux: Yoper: 'Your Own Operating System' Revealed

Jan 10, 2003, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jill Ratkevic)

"DesktopLinux.com speaks with Andreas Girardet, Founder of Yoper, a New Zealand-based Linux distribution. Launching its first release candidate in early December, the company aims to deliver a unique version of Linux that offers the best available programs open source Linux has to offer. Girardet relates the goals of the new company, explains what makes Yoper unique, and his philosophy about the emerging desktop market...

"DL: Briefly, what is the story behind Yoper? That is, the history of Yoper as a distribution and as a company?

"AG: Yoper is born out of the professional frustration with any existing OS, I have been using in my professional career as an ISP technician and manager. After leaving the ISP sector I established Yoper Limited as an Operating System company in March 2002 and have been working on Yoper full time since. Ydesktop is the first of our products to reach the public..."

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