Release Digest: General, April 23, 2002
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Probatus Spectra Linux
Probatus Oy, a provider of systems integration solutions, has
released the Probatus Spectra(tm) Linux operating system, suitable
for both workstation and server use. Probatus Spectra(tm) Linux is
the most productized Linux distribution version made in Finland. It
is also the first Linux distribution version to be provided with
the Probatus Spectra(tm) SDK application development environment,
which supports all most common operating systems.
"Spectra Linux provides a quick and easy way to transfer to
using Linux. It offers an easy-to-use environment providing
compatibility with other major Linux distributions and supporting a
wide range of peripheral devices. Installation does not require
special skills from Linux beginners, and the possibility to
individually select the program modules to be installed serves the
needs of experienced users," says Esa Tervo, Executive Vice
President and director of technology development at Probatus.
The Probatus Spectra(tm) SDK (Software Development Kit)
development environment provided with Probatus Spectra Linux
enables systems developers to produce localized applications for
robust data processing simultaneously for several target
environments and language areas, and without major porting costs.
Besides Linux, the developed applications function in most common
UNIX platforms and Microsoft Windows environments.
Support services based on the various Linux distributions on the
market, as well as new updates, are freely available on the
Internet. In addition, Probatus will provide Spectra(tm) Linux
users with reasonably priced support services as well as product
updates that include the latest Spectra(tm) Linux system updates
and the latest Spectra(tm) SDK development environment. The
operating system is provided without license fees, but the
commercial use of the Spectra(tm) SDK requires a separate
Probatus Spectra(tm) Linux is available directly from the vendor
and retailers. In addition, an installation guide with two
Spectra(tm) Linux installation CDs can be bought from well-stocked
bookstores and the publisher (IT Press). Spectra(tm) Linux can also
be downloaded from the Internet at http://www.spectralinux.com.