Re: [yellowdog-announce] Terra Soft Simplifies Yellow Dog Linux OS Strategy: Press Release 13 September 2000

Subject: Re: [yellowdog-announce] Terra Soft Simplifies Yellow Dog Linux OS Strategy: Press Release 13 September 2000
From: Reid Anderson (
Date: Wed Sep 13 2000 - 18:02:01 MDT

Clearly then, YDL 2.0 will use the kernel 2.4 with USB support? And what
type of timeframe are we talking here? 2.0 by 2001?

> From: Kai Staats <>
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 08:24:39 -0600
> To: YDL Announce Mailing List <>
> Subject: [yellowdog-announce] Terra Soft Simplifies Yellow Dog Linux OS
> Strategy: Press Release 13 September 2000
> Loveland, CO -- 13 September 2000 -- Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the
> leading developer of Linux solutions for PowerPC(tm) microprocessors, has
> announced the simplification of their Yellow Dog Linux OS product strategy.
> There will be only one Yellow Dog Linux as future versions of the popular
> Linux distribution will combine technologies developed for both Champion
> Server and Gone Home. Terra Soft has been working toward the release of
> Yellow Dog Linux Gone Home, a PowerPC Linux distribution designed
> specifically for home and small office users that would feature a
> consistent, graphical point-and-click installation and maintenance
> environment.
> Dan Burcaw, Chief Technology Officer for Terra Soft reveals, "There is a
> great deal of overlap between the components that make up Champion Server
> and Gone Home. Using our new installer technology we can now provide a
> tailored installation based upon a user's experience and requirements."
> In two weeks from this notice, Terra Soft will introduce Champion Server
> 1.2.1, an update adding support for newer Apple Computer hardware.
> Following 1.2.1, Terra Soft will release a major revision --the first
> unified Yellow Dog Linux. YDL v2.0 will introduce all of the features
> developed for Gone Home and build upon the ongoing development of Champion
> Server.
> Burcaw continues, "Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 will incorporate the ease-of-use in
> development for our Gone Home distribution and the powerful server software
> that ships with Champion Server today --Yellow Dog Linux as a server or a
> desktop OS."
> Terra Soft will offer server and home user bundles with the brands
> "Champion Server" and "Gone Home" that will include 3rd party software such
> as backup utilities and games respectively. Both bundles will ship with the
> same core Yellow Dog Linux operating system.
> About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
> Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative
> technologies for PowerPC Linux. Champion Server, their flagship product,
> has boosted viability of Linux for PowerPC in a wide range of server
> applications. For more information, please visit
> and
> Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. PowerPC is a trademark of IBM Corp.
> Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. All
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