SuSE heeft afgelopen week een Linux distributie voor Sun UltraSparc workstations en servers aangekondigd. Sparc is de vijfde architectuur die door SuSE wordt ondersteund, naast x86, PowerPC, IBM S/390 en Alpha. Daarnaast wordt er actief deelgenomen aan de ontwikkeling van de x86-64 Linux port. De volledige versie van SuSE Linux 7.0 voor Sparcs kan neergetankt worden vanaf ftp.suse.com /pub/suse/sparc:
SuSE Linux AG, one of the world's leading Linux specialists, today announced a version of SuSE Linux for the SPARC architecture from Sun Microsystems. In this way SuSE is striving for consistency in its strategy of cross platform Linux support and is making the superior features of the Linux operating system available for other applications within the professional environment.
Sun is a leading manufacturer of high availability SPARC processor based workstations and servers, which are both very popular with Internet Service Providers as well as universities because of their reliability and scalability. The high-performance platform from Sun enjoys wide recognition in software and electronic development, mechanical construction, printing and electronic media, telecommunication, banking, insurance and finance.
To date, SuSE Linux has supported PowerPC, S/390 and Alpha processors in addition to the Intel platform. Having now been ported to the SPARC architecture SuSE Linux is at present an ideal common server platform within the professional environment. SuSE Linux not only excels through comprehensive networking, stability and flexibility but also through uniform and rational administration of cross platform, heterogeneous networks. To the same degree costs for development and purchase of strategic software products within an enterprise can be minimized. The low Linux operating system purchasing costs and the permanently reduced administration overhead allow a significant reduction in the ownership costs of large server farms.
With its extended hardware support - most recently for the S/390 and the SPARC platform - SuSE has made Linux into one of the top server operating systems.
The complete version of SuSE Linux 7.0 for SPARC is now available free of charge under ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/sparc.
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