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PR Newswire: PowerQuest Signs Worldwide OEM Deal with Caldera Systems for OpenLinux

May 03, 1999, 08:27 (4 Talkback[s])

"Patented Partitioning Technology Now Assists Caldera Customers with Linux Installation"

"PowerQuest(R) Corp. announced today that Caldera Systems, Inc. has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement to integrate PowerQuest's PartitionMagic OEM version into Caldera's OpenLinux(TM). During the installation process, PowerQuest's patented partitioning technology will automatically create the required separate partition for the OpenLinux operating system, making it easier for customers to set up and use the Linux operating system."

"Prior to the agreement, Linux users would have to go through a complex and time-consuming process that involved backing up the entire hard drive, reformatting the drive, repartitioning the drive with FDISK, restoring the backup and then installing Linux and LILO or boot manager. To make things worse, if users wanted to change the partition at any point, they would have to repeat the entire process."

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