|Caldera Systems ships first Linux desktop product for the Internet
- OPENLINUX eDESKTOP 2.4
eDesktop Ships With Citrix ICA Client, Moneydance Personal Finance Manager,Webmin Remote Browser-based Utility, Pre-configured ISP Access Numbers, Key Internet Browsers and Plug-ins.
OREM, UT-March 27, 2000-Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) tthe "Linux for eBusiness" leader today announced the
shipping of OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4. It ships with the Citrix ICA client and is the first Linux high performance desktop
platform - and the only Linux product - providing instant Internet access through preconfigured, preinstalled browser plug-ins
and ISP phone numbers. OpenLinux eDesktop seamlessly bridges the gap between the LAN and the Internet as both an Internet
and network client.
"What we want to do with OpenLinux eDesktop is provide high-performance Linux desktop software optimized for the Internet," said Ransom Love, President and CEO of Caldera Systems, Inc. "eDesktop is a full-featured Internet and network client that gives users access to remote, Internet and network applications. The installation of preconfigured Linux software is even faster and easier than before and we believe it's the most manageable Linux desktop solution on the market."
OpenLinux eDesktop includes Webmin-a solution that allows administrators to manage software and configuration from across the aisle or around the world via a Web browser. Webmin increases IS productivity by providing a single tool to manage a variety of machines. eDesktop also includes the third generation of Lizard, Caldera's installation Wizard.
"eDesktop 2.4 is the single easiest Linux product to install," said David McAllister, former technology director for SGI and current Maxspeed CTO. "I've installed at least six distributions and this is the first one that detected every device connected to my laptop."
OpenLinux eDesktop not only allows users to access the applications they want-it allows users to create applications. The most recent Java Development Kit from Sun-JDK 1.2.2 is included in eDesktop. Java is the predominant language used in Internet applications. eDesktop also includes Omnis Studio, a visual rapid application development package that allows developers to create applications in a component-based environment.
"Omnis collaborates with Caldera for the simple reason that they have the best articulated business model and eDesktop is the perfect product for us," said Jim Dorst, COO of Omnis Technology Corp. "We bring our business application base to the channel . . . and they deliver."
OpenLinux eDesktop Features
Third Party Applications
OpenLinux--the Complete Linux for eBusiness Strategy
OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 is based on Open Standards technology and the Linux 2.2.14 kernel, enabling existing business processes to be re-engineered for the Internet across all supported hardware platforms and database systems. OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 contains the glibc 2.2.2-3 and libc 5-1.0-2 libraries and includes the award-winning Linux Wizard (Lizard) with point-and-click graphical remote install.
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Caldera Systems, Inc.
OpenLinux has received many industry awards including Internetweeks' "Best of the Best", Linux Journal's "Product of the Year", "Best Networked Operating System" from Network Computing, Linuxworld's "Editor's Choice" award: Best Client and Distribution, Linux Journal's "Product of the Year", The Linux Show's "Best Distribution of the Millennium", Linux Magazine's "Cool Product", PC Direct (Ziff-Davis) "Best Buy 2000" award, MikroPC (PC Magazine) "Product of the Year", Linux Magazine's "Emperor Award, Andover.net Dave Central's "Best of Linux". Other accolades include Red Herring's "Top 50 Privately Held Companies", "Millennium 2000 eBusiness 150" as listed by Upside Magazine (number 17) and PC Magazine's "Top 100 Technology Companies that are Changing the World".
Caldera Systems, Inc. is based in Orem, UT, with offices and 750+ resellers worldwide. Please visit Caldera Systems at www.calderasystems.com. In the US, please call 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689). In Europe, please call (801) 765-4999 or contact us via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To become an OpenLinux reseller, please visit www.calderasystems.com/partners/var.
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