Hallo, ABIT!!! Hardware!!! nee dus, niet langer, ook software wordt iets van Abit met Gentus. In de reacties van een van de eerdere Abit releases vandaag als door een van de lezers aangestipt: Gentus is een nieuwe Linux distributie.
Taipei Taiwan, R.O.C. February 1, 2000—Started by Linus Torvalds in 1991 and catching on in hacker community, the Linux operating system has truly gone mainstream and is exploding in popularity today.
Designed from the very start to support dual processors and be multi-user and multi-tasking with a very mature UNIX design and thousands of applications (with the list growing daily), Linux is now being offered by ABIT. Gentus™ is ABIT’s Linux distribution made especially for direct ATA/66 support.
As the source code is public, Linux is supported by devoted programmers all over the world and it is widely available. Linux has over 10 million users today and is used by companies large and small and is drawing increasing attention from the IT industry. Mike Foster, a vice president with SCO, a provider of Unix software since 1979 says, "You have a world community of people who can improve things, and the type of innovation you get is unparalleled." At the recent Linux World Expo 2000, both IBM and Compaq had large prominent booths at the show. The amount of big name support is growing and doing so at an increasing rate. Recently, research from International Data Corporation shows that total commercial shipments of Linux will grow faster than all other desktop operating systems through 2003 and Linux usage is expected to increase by at least 25% compounded annually for the next four years. Linux Is Powerful, Flexible, Well-Supported and Truly Inexpensive
Linux is robust and stable and is a truly high-performance, small yet fast, OS with native support for dual processing and true multi-tasking and great security, suitable for personal use as well as server level performance. In fact Linux is famous for its networking capability and will network with almost anything. Supporting customizable hardware support and totally customizable software, Linux runs on multiple platforms and with the famous Linux community there is a wealth of information available giving you basically the best tech support anywhere. With no licensing fees and powerful software bundled with a system, Linux is a fantastic choice for DIYers System Integrators and OEMs alike.
ABIT Makes Linux Better!
ABIT, famous for quality products that deliver powerful performance for a fantastic value, is now releasing their own Linux package, Gentus™ a distribution customized for ABIT’s Hardware, “Free From ABIT and Free From Worry!” exclaims ABIT’s PR manager Jeremy Smith. The ABIT Gentus™ package features the latest stable kernel with full native support for multi-processing, and drivers and patches all together. “With Gentus™ we have really gone out of our way to make it easy to set up and install. Specifically we have added direct support for UDMA/ATA/66 drivers so that you can install directly to an ATA/66 drive, with a fixed driver and driver optimizations for UDMA66” explains ABIT’s Smith. “Previously, users had to first install in the ATA/33 mode then later switch over to the ATA/66 channel. With our software enhancements to the Linux kernel that has all been obviated and the process is much more smooth.”
With ABIT’s Gentus there is even auto recognition of ABIT motherboards to suggest which pre-built kernels a user might want to install in X-WIN GUI mode such as KDE OR GNOME. Many software distributions only offer one of those. Software RAID that is compatible with UDMA/66 IDE is supported and is directly installable to and bootable from RAID at the setup menu of the 1st CD. Gentus™ also features flexible HD partitioning and pre-configuration as well as the afore mentioned installation to IDE drive on UDMA/66 from a bootable CD.
Hu-rah voor Abit. Dit is gewoon cool