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Turbolinux Releases Second Linux Server for IBM iSeries

By Amy Newman (Send Email)
Posted Apr 16, 2002


Turbolinux this week announced a Turbolinux 7 Server for IBM eServer iSeries that is based on the 64-bit Linux kernel.

Turbolinux 7 for iSeries is the second Turbolinux distribution designed to run on the iSeries platform.

Turbolinux this week announced a Turbolinux 7 Server for IBM eServer iSeries that is based on the 64-bit Linux kernel.

Turbolinux 7 for iSeries supports English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese with the unified code base. It is a complete Linux server distribution that includes the Linux operating system, database applications, an Apache Web server, a SAMBA network file server, sendmail mail server, C programming language application development tools, an FTP server, DNS, telnet, and Squid.

The distribution also includes IBM's Java 1.3.1 and an ODBC driver for connectivity to OS/400's DB2/400 database.

"The partnership between Turbolinux and IBM has a history of introducing innovations that benefit customers," said Ly-Huong Pham, CEO of Turbolinux. "With a reliable software infrastructure based on Turbolinux 7 Server and an IBM iSeries high-availability hardware infrastructure, our two companies are making cost-effective Linux deployments a reality within enterprises around the globe."

"Our continuing relationship brings Linux into the midrange server market and offers an integrated solution that combines the strengths of Linux and IBM OS/400," Kimberly Stevenson, vice president, marketing operations, iSeries at IBM added. "Linux enables a new stream of e-business applications for IBM eServer iSeries, and backed by 24x7 support such as that offered by Turbolinux, provides a great solution for any mid-sized enterprise looking to get the cost and functionality benefits of Linux."

Turbolinux released its initial product for iSeries in August 2001. In addition to iSeries, Turbolinux currently supports IBM's G4, G5, G6, MP2000, and MP3000 systems as well as the pSeries and zSeries.

Turbolinux 7 Server for IBM eServer iSeries is available immediately.

Pricing is based on system configuration specifications, and support and service requirements.


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