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Nov 20, 1998, 07:10 (0 Talkback[s])

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Leo Comitale writes:

I found a really interesting reference to a new distribution for Japan. Here is an excerpt from the article (Nikkei Sangyo Nikkei Sangyo, 11/18/98, p.1):

"FUJI Photo FILM will sell Linux, a UNIX-based operating system which seems to be becoming increasingly popular globally."

It goes on to say that their subsidiary "FUJI Magnetics" are partnering with a database company called "Gideon" to write applications for Linux.

Apparently, it will sell for 14,800 yen or $122.

Linux Today: Do you know of a URL to confirm this?

I don't have a URL. I picked up the article from an internal IBM news-gathering source. The part in brackets is the closest thing to a reference...

Just in...

Takashi Yaekura writes:

Yes, the rumor is true. Fuji's announcement can be found at

Although the announcement is available only in Japanese, you can still find a nice looking penguin in the attached photo.

They say that the package is "only for server use."