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Kachina Technologies, Inc. to help Debian Sparc development

 Debian GNU/Linux
 Kachina Technologies, Inc. to support Debian Sparc Distribution!
 June 4, 1998

>> News

  Kachina Technologies, Inc. (http://kachinatech.com) has decided to help 
make the Debian Sparc distribution commercially available to Linux 
community.  When ready, the Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 'Hamm' Sparc distribution 
will be offered by Kachina on both CD-ROM and on preinstalled systems as 

  When asked about their work with Linux, Ward Deng of Kachina stated:

  "[Kachina] has been working on UltraSPARC systems and Linux for many years 
and realized UltraSPARC and Linux is the best combination for 
high-performance computing users. We have demonstrated an UltraLinux cluster 
at a trade show and drew a lot of attention.

  "We have been working on a native port of high-performance development 
environment including Fujitsu Fortran 90, C, and other compiler/tools on the 
Linux/UltraSPARC platform.

  "We have been supporting UltraLinux port by providing loan systems to key 
Sparc/Linux developers and we will continue doing so. Not only we will 
provide remote access and network resource to Debian/UltraLinux developers, 
we also intend to provide developers or early users preloaded systems at 
prices below their costs to show our support and appreciation."

  When asked why Debian was the distribution of choice, the reply was:

  "Debian is obviously the best distribution so far. The Debian packaging 
system and its organized volunteer-based development made it more 
maintainable and guarateed its openness in a long run."

  Kachina is providing Internet access, disk space, a publicly accessible 
test system, as well as manpower on software packaging and testing to help 
the Debian Sparc effort.

 Kachina also hosts Scientific Applications on Linux (SAL) 
(http://sal.kachinatech.com), which is a collection of information and links 
to software that is useful to scientists and engineers.

  Debian GNU/Linux has been working on a Sparc distribution since November 
1996.  This distribution is expected to be ready for release within the next 
few months.

>> About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the Linux operating system. It is 
maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer their 
time and effort.

>> Contact Information 

For further information, please send email to press@debian.org or visit the 
Debian homepage at http://www.debian.org.

For more information regarding Debian Sparc development, please subscribe to 
the Debian Sparc mailing list <debian-sparc@lists.debian.org>.  This can be 
done at <http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/subscribe.html>.

For more information regarding the work Kachina is currently doing please 
send email to debian-ultralinux@KachinaTech.com

Nils Lohner				E-Mail: lohner@debian.org
Debian GNU/Linux Press Contact          Press:  press@debian.org

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