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BW: Linuxcare Optimizes Linux On IBM Thinkpad Laptops

Jun 13, 2000, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linuxcare, Inc., a recognized leader in providing comprehensive professional services and solutions for Linux and open-source technologies, today announced multifaceted work supporting IBM's strategic Linux initiatives, including optimization of Linux on IBM's ThinkPad laptops. Linuxcare also today introduced the industry's first service to actively manage complex, continuous changes between and within multiple distributions of the Linux operating system. IBM is the first customer for this new service."

"The Linux operating system, available for download over the Internet or through numerous distribution vendors, is designed to run in a wide variety of operating environments. Linuxcare's Custom Solution Program certifies Linux for customer-specific applications--from individual PCs through large-scale enterprise implementations--and tunes it for peak performance. Through the program, Linuxcare is installing, certifying and supporting a customized Linux distribution on IBM's market-leading ThinkPad laptops. Optimizations include system booting, sound, video and networking performance enhancements that improve the experience of even the most demanding end-users, without changing any basic programming interfaces."

"IBM's commitment to Linux extends directly to the end-user, where our ThinkPad customers will experience new levels of usability," said Daniel Frye, director Linux Technology Center, IBM. "The Custom Solution Program can help to enhance that experience, translating into greater user flexibility and productivity."

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