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Enterprise Linux Today: HP Ultrium Tape Drives Certified to be Linux Compatible

Nov 21, 2000, 22:31 (0 Talkback[s])

"Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc. (EST) and Hewlett-Packard Company today announced that HP's Ultrium tape drives are certified to run under Linux. EST is the sponsor and administrator of the Linux Tape Device Certification Program."

"Tape drive certification through the program entails the use of a static, open set of test procedures that is Linux distribution- and application-independent. This process ensures that the testing is not biased and that all devices are appraised on a level playing field."

"EST is providing a valuable service to the Linux community by creating the tape certification program," said Jon Hall, Executive Director of Linux International. "Their position as Linux backup experts gives them great insight in answering the question: What tape drives work with Linux? This is the program's benefit to Linux users."

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