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MacCentral: Company Offers Macs with Yellow Dog Linux Pre-Installed

Aug 09, 2002, 17:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Cohen)

"Despite improvements in recent versions of Yellow Dog Linux to make it easier to install on your own Mac Terra Soft Solutions Inc. announced a plan to make it even easier to get Linux on the Mac. Now the company--an authorized Apple Value Added Reseller (VAR)--offers Macs with Yellow Dog Linux pre-installed.

"Terra Soft co-founder and CEO Kai Staats called the effort 'an important turning point' for his company and part of 'a renewed relationship' with Apple. Yellow Dog Linux is a popular alternative to corporate and scientific users looking for a Mac equipped with Linux for server, workstation or processing cluster applications.

"The systems Terra Soft offers come custom-configured as standalone units or in clusters and maintain a full Apple warranty. This new offer takes the hassle out of having to install Linux on a Mac, which Terra Soft emphasizes 'has greatly improved' with recent versions..."

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