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BW: Elfstone Software Releases the World's First Motif-Enabled Linux Distribution as Free Download

May 30, 2000, 21:43 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Elfstone Linux, designed specifically as a network OS for developers and network managers, includes a cutting-edge Motif-enabled graphical user interface, Motif runtime libraries, and universal package manager. Elfstone Linux, currently in beta form, is now available for download as an ISO image at"

"We view The Open Group's recent release of Open Motif as a tremendous boost for Elfstone as well as the Open Source community," stated Ralph Miner, Elfstone CEO. Miner added, "Based on response and feedback from the community regarding our beta, as well as the opening of the Motif technology, we are confident that our official Elfstone Linux distribution, soon to be released, will become a major force in defining the Linux landscape for enterprise platform computing." Elfstone CTO, David Lennox, stated further that, "Elfstone is committed to pioneering world-class infrastructure technologies for low-cost, high-performance networking on the Linux platform and because Motif has been a proven component of mission critical applications in the enterprise, it is key toward moving Linux in that direction."

"Continuing on the path of making Linux a viable alternative for the enterprise, Elfstone Software's mission is to advance networking technologies by making them simpler and easier to use along with improving upon their capabilities."

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