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New Zealand Herald: Local Linux Version Outshines Big Boys

Jan 21, 2003, 17:30 (14 Talkback[s])
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"A New Zealand version of the Linux operating system aimed at supplanting Windows on desktop PCs is outpacing major versions such as Red Hat Linux and Mandrake on a download rating site.

"Yoper, from an Auckland Linux consultancy of the same name, became number one on Linux download monitoring site over the weekend, two weeks before the commercial release of the product...

"It is the brainchild of former Telecom Xtra systems administrator Andreas Girardet, who has spent a year creating the software by selecting choice Linux bits and pieces from other distributions. Yoper stands for Your Operating System and is optimised for modern PC hardware specifications..."

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