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Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 16:43:53 +0100
From: "Rupert Warwick (Simon Brown)" <SBROWN@fphcom.com>
To: pressinfo@fphcom.com
Subject: SuSE Linux AG Announce Full Support For IBM eServers

6 October 2000

SuSE Linux AG Announce Full Support For IBM eServers

Today, SuSE Linux AG, the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source operating system (OS) software, announced their full support for IBM eServers. SuSE Linux supports more IBM server platforms than any other commercially available Linux distribution.
As a result of the close partnership between both companies, SuSE Linux will support all existing and upcoming IBM server platforms with its architecture agnostic distribution, from Intel based systems (IA 32; IA 64), 32 bit and 64 bit PowerPC systems to the traditional 31 bit S/390 and new 64 bit Mainframes.

In preparation for the new 64 bit environment, SuSE Linux S/390 has been available on the web since early July and has recorded more than 500 downloads. In addition to the Linux operating system environment, SuSE Linux S/390 includes more than 400 popular software applications such as Apache, Samba, Sendmail, Bind, various development tools and other applications.
The availability of SuSE Linux S/390 facilitates and unifies platform
interoperability and system administration tasks in the heterogeneous IT environment. Furthermore, it minimizes the expenditure for development, education and acquisition of new products. SuSE Linux S/390 enables the largest enterprises to realize major benefits by using their IBM S/390 systems as the base for rapid application development and deployment. SuSE Linux S/390 is available in late October.
"Running SuSE Linux on IBM products, from ThinkPad to S/390, offers enterprise solutions to a new breed of IT professionals", explained Dirk Hohndel, CTO of SuSE Linux AG in Germany. "The stability of SuSE Linux, deployed on robust and high performance platforms like IBM´s eServers, is the ideal basis for applications in the professional environment."

More information about SuSE Linux S/390 is available at

About SuSE

SuSE Linux AG is the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source operating system (OS) software.  SuSE´s unique expertise in Linux and their largest development team worldwide dedicated to Open Source software has contributed to the recognition of SuSE as a leader in Linux solutions. SuSE offers the largest support database to the public, and owns the largest hardware database in the Linux market. Furthermore, SuSE supports more hardware platforms than any other commercially available Linux distribution.
Designed for Web and enterprise server environments and efficient as a home and office platform, SuSE's distribution, surrounding features, effective configuration and intelligent design result in the most complete Linux solution available today.

SuSE Linux AG, headquartered in Germany, and SuSE Inc., based in Oakland, CA, are privately held companies focused entirely on supporting the Linux community and Open Source development. With a workforce of over 500 people worldwide, SuSE has offices all over Europe, Latin America and in the US. More than 50,000 business customers use SuSE Linux worldwide due to its stability and high quality.

SuSE contributes considerably to Linux development projects such as the Linux kernel, glibc, XFree86TM, KDE, ISDN4Linux, ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and USB (Universal Serial Bus). 

Additional information about SuSE can be found at http://www.suse.de/en/ 

For further information contact:
Rupert Warwick 
T: 020 7436 4336 F: 020 7436 4224
E: rwarwick@fphcom.com