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Alta Terra Receives Linuxcare Labs Certification

Oct 12, 2001, 11:58 (0 Talkback[s])

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EDMONTON, AB, Oct. 11 - Alta Terra Ventures Corp. (ATT on CDNX) today received confirmation that its BearOps Linux Desktop OS has been certified on systems by three major hardware manufacturers by the independent testing arm of Linuxcare of San Francisco, CA.

Linuxcare is an acknowledged leader in providing comprehensive professional services and solutions for Linux and open-source technologies. Their Linuxcare Labs provide independent software and hardware certification to developers and manufacturers by testing Linux products for enterprise Linux deployments. BearOps Linux has received certification on the Dell Precision 410 workstation, the Hewlett Packard Kayak XU800 workstation, and the IBM ThinkPad T20 laptop.

"Linuxcare Labs does much more than simply confirm that a product will run on a variety of hardware systems," said Donald G. Warman, CEO of Alta Terra. "Linuxcare operates as a true partner in the Linux market, and their certification has direct application to our OEM marketing strategy, the promotion of our other Linux products, and the deployment of our Linux consulting services."

Highlights of this Release

  • Alta Terra receives Linuxcare certification;
  • BearOps Linux meets stringent criteria for certification on systems by three major manufacturers;

In today's fast paced environment, companies depend on being able to launch a product or solution faster than the competition. Many original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) lack the Linux or open-source knowledge and expertise necessary to bring their products to market in a timely manner. Many others do not have the time or the staff to thoroughly test a Linux solution and guarantee compatibility with hardware or with other Linux products. Linuxcare Labs is the first independent testing authority to provide vendor-neutral, comprehensive services that certify or validate hardware, software and solutions that use or incorporate the Linux operating system, all backed by a proven methodology.

BearOps Linux was tested for extended functionality, interoperability and performance characterization. Linuxcare Labs tests the proper installation, configuration, compatibility and operation of software that is developed for or ported to Linux.

Linuxcare is presently engaged in testing BearOps Linux on other systems in addition to those already mentioned. The systems for which certification has been received are significant in the enterprise arena because of the hardware used, the overall market share of their manufacturers, and the wide spread acceptance of those products. Linuxcare Labs applies a real-world, working knowledge of Linux, by approaching testing and certification from a customer perspective. In addition, Linuxcare's position as a services and solutions firm allows it to provide its testing services independent of any single Linux distribution.

"This is the first step in building an ongoing relationship with Linuxcare" said Dexter B. Dombro, President of Alta Terra. "We look forward to being able to test new products with Linuxcare and to keep the public and our shareholders up to date on these developments with news on our web site."

About Linuxcare, Inc.

Linuxcare, Inc. is a leader in providing comprehensive professional services and solutions for Linux and open-source technologies. Linuxcare helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and Global 2000 enterprise companies maximize their success in putting Linux and open-source solutions to work. The company with funding from Kleiner Perkins and corporate partners such as Dell, ITOCHU, Motorola, Oracle and Sun, supports all major distributions of Linux and all key hardware platforms. Founded in 1998, Linuxcare is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Alta Terra Ventures Corp.

Alta Terra Ventures Corp. develops and distributes BearOps Linux, an easy-to-install and easy-to-use Linux desktop operating system designed to ease Windows users through the transition from Microsoft products to the stable, comprehensive, and cost-effective Linux platform. In addition to its BearOps Linux Desktop OS, the Company has announced its Handheld Linx for Linux product, is developing a BearOps Linux Server Package for release this Fall, is developing several Linux-based application packages, and has developed an Embedded Linux OS. Alta Terra's mission is to be a full service Linux solutions company.