FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALDERA SYSTEMS SHIPS OPENLINUX 2.2 PROVIDING FIRST LINUX
GRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT FROM INSTALLATION TO
ADMINISTRATION FOR LINUX AND WINDOWS USERS
Next Generation Point and Click “Linux for Business” Solution
Nominated for Best of Comdex Award
and is First to Include:
New 2.2 Kernel, KDE 1.1, LIZARD Install, glibc 2.1 Libraries, DHCP Client,
PowerQuest Partitioning (Caldera Edition) with BootMagic 4.0
and OpenLinux 2.2 PocketDoc Reference Guide
OREM, UT April 19, 1999 Caldera Systems, Inc. today shipped OpenLinux 2.2., the
recognized technology leader in “Linux for Business” solutions. OpenLinux 2.2 is a 32-bit,
proven, tested, stable and supported Linux-based business solution that includes the full Linux
source code—with matching binaries—plus integrated programs and tools featuring an increased
auto probing for supported hardware, expanded hardware peripheral support and 270 “Best of
Class” developer, server and workstation packages. OpenLinux 2.2 includes remote management
capabilities and integrates into existing systems, running on Intel-based PCs 386 and up —
including laptops — with at least 16 MB of RAM. Included in OpenLinux 2.2 is the StarOffice
5.0 office suite with word processor and spreadsheet providing compatibility with comparable
Microsoft Office applications.
The award-winning KDE 1.1, COAS (Caldera Open Administration System) and
graphical install Lizard (LInux WiZARD) provide easy point-and-click installation making
OpenLinux 2.2 the easiest Linux to install (less than 15 minutes) use, and administer. OpenLinux
2.2 allows users and businesses more familiar with Windows and networking environments to
evaluate Linux in a non-threatening, non-destructive way. Using PowerQuest partitioning
(Caldera Edition), OpenLinux 2.2 can be installed and removed without a trace. Inclusion of the
DHCP client enables plug and play interaction with corporate LANs without requiring UNIX
knowledge or experience. Using COAS (integrated into KDE 1.1), system administrators and
users can administer the box through a point and click interface without going to the command
line—unless they want to.
moreCaldera Systems Announces OpenLinux 2.2
“OpenLinux 2.2 has taken Linux for Business to the next level,” said Ransom Love,
President and CEO of Caldera Systems, Inc. “By listening to our business customers and end
users we’ve made using Linux much easier—in both the install and documentation. OpenLinux
2.2 provides a point-and-click graphical installation that greatly reduces Linux time investment
and frustration. With KDE 1.1 and the install LIZARD—OpenLinux 2.2 leapfrogs anything out
there and will propel Linux further into the enterprise.”
Darrell R. Bingham of Enhanced Software Technologies agrees.
“It's also the type of simple installation needed to encourage others to make the switch,”
said Darrell R. Bingham, Manager of technical support for Enhanced Software Technologies.
“It has a menu-driven installation capable of detecting most system components. Even
our sales and office management staff installed it; no yelling, no looks of despair, and no flying
computer parts—just straightforward installation. OpenLinux 2.2 may prove to be the tool needed
to put Linux in the hands of the masses.”
OpenLinux is the first “Linux for Business” solution to offer the 2.1 glibc libraries in a
“self-hosted” (matching source and binaries) environment. Self-hosting allows corporate
developers to optimize binaries for secure, high-performance turn-key solutions. With the
inclusion of the new 2.1 glibc libraries, OpenLinux 2.2 offers 100% forward and backward
compatibility with glibc 5 applications. This compatibility enables VARs, systems integrators,
corporate customers and users to run and upgrade those libraries when convenient for them.
The Caldera Open Administration System builds upon the current Linux administration
system by providing full graphical administration of the existing Linux administration
architecture. Users and system administrators can utilize both the old way of using Linux/UNIX
and the new graphical environment of COAS with out requiring redundant entry. Unlike other
Linux graphical administration environments—COAS keeps track of both sides.
The OpenLinux PocketDoc reference guide provides mobile fingertip information
without the bulk of a manual. Fitting neatly into a shirt pocket it provides Linux quick tips
ranging from OpenLinux 2.2 installation to Linux Web sites, support materials and user groups
moreCaldera Systems Announces OpenLinux 2.2
OpenLinux 2.2 Features
New Linux 2.2x kernel
KDE 1.1 Desktop (GUI) interface
Glibc 2.1 Library with backward support for libc 5 library-based applications
PowerQuest Partitioning (Caldera Edition) and Boot Magic 4.0
Corel WordPerfect 8
Caldera Open Administration System (COAS)
NetWare Client including PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module)
BRU backup and restore Utility
StarOffice 5.0 (word processor, spreadsheet, E-mail and presentation software)
Linux Source Code
Getting Started Guide
OpenLinux 2.2 will be sold to Caldera Systems, Inc. channel partners at standard
discounts. Caldera Systems was the first Linux company to create a Linux VAR channel—now
the industry standard—with over 700 resellers worldwide.
Caldera Systems provides full 90-day or five incident free installation support with 24x7
E-mail support to VARs and end-users through the Caldera Systems knowledge base at
www.caldera.support.com. Full 24x7, fee-based support —with one-hour response guaranteed—
is also available.
Support includes Linux systems administration training and certification courses through
Caldera Systems Education Services and Caldera Authorized Training Centers worldwide.
Caldera Systems, Inc. is working to ensure Y2K compliance for its OpenLinux
technologies and products. For more information please visit our Web site at
OpenLinux 2.2 - 16 MB RAM, 350 MB Hard Disk, StarOffice and additional
packages require 100+ MB of additional disk space, 386, 486 or Pentium/compatible.
moreCaldera Systems Announces OpenLinux 2.2
Caldera Systems, Inc. is the leader in providing Linux ® -based business solutions through the OpenLinux
line of products and services. OpenLinux solutions are full-featured, 32-bit, “Linux for Business” solutions
that are proven, tested, stable and supported. OpenLinux technologies and business solutions integrate with
existing systems such as Novell NetWare, LanManager, Sun ® Microsystems, UNIX ® , IBM ® , Intel, DOS ®
and Microsoft ® Windows ® NT. Caldera Systems provides 24 X 7 support to VARs and end-users including
Linux systems administration training and certification courses through Caldera Systems Education
Services and Caldera Authorized Training Centers worldwide. Caldera Systems is the first Linux company
to create the Linux VAR channel—now the industry standard with over 700 resellers worldwide.
OpenLinux products utilize technologies created on the Internet by developers around the world, including
the popular Linux kernel developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991 . Linux technologies are now used by 10
million+ end users and organizations worldwide.
Caldera Systems, Inc. can be reached at 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689) or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bookmark http://www.calderasystems.com to access the Caldera Systems, Inc. Web site.
Caldera Systems, Inc. is a Canopy Group holding under the Ray Noorda/Canopy Group Investment Company. Ray
Noorda is the former CEO of Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL)
Caldera is a registered trademark of Caldera, Inc. OpenLinux is a trademark of Caldera Systems, Inc. All other
products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
owners in the U.S. and/or other countries.
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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