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Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 Available for Download Thursday

Mar 19, 2001, 14:06 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

By Michael Hall, LinuxToday

Caldera has announced that OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 will be available for download as an open beta this Thursday.

This newest version is reportedly to reflect a shift in focus for the distribution, from general desktop use to a more developer-centered orientation. Company spokespersons have recently gone on record as noting that the shift signifies Caldera's withdrawal from the general retail market, an early strategy designed to "get the word out" about Linux, and a new concentration on Enterprise and business customers, which the company hopes to lure into not only its corporate Linux offerings, but its higher-end UnixWare products.

Open Linux Workstation will feature Linux kernel 2.4, KDE 2.1, glibc 2.2.1, and Xfree86 4.0.2. The beta will also include a variety of common development tools such as gcc 2.95.2, g++ 2.95.2, Perl 5.6.0, OpenSSL 0.9.6 and Sun Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, version 1.3. The company also says some unspecified commercial development tools will ship with the final version.

According to the company, OpenLinux Workstation is developed to function as an integrated client for all Caldera server offerings -- both OpenLinux and UnixWare-based -- and includes the recently-released Caldera Volution management agent. In addition, it consists of the base components Caldera's Professional Services will use to deliver specialized Linux-based client platforms for OEMs, Internet devices and thin clients.

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