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| Pacific HiTech to Launch Linux Server Product for Businesses
February 16, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Pacific HiTech Inc. debuted TurboLinux Server
version 1.0 for corporate UNIX servers. It is to be delivered at the
end of March.
|The operating system has various Internet functions (WWW/MAIL/PROXY)
and intranet functions (file sharing/AppleTalk) as strong selling points.
The software will be distributed mainly by agencies in an indirect sales
The price is set at 29,800 yen (US$260) for general users and 19,800
yen (US$173) for educational institutions.
System requirements are as follows: i486DX or more advanced processor
(Pentium is recommended as the minimum), 16MB main memory (more than
64MB recommended) and a hard disk drive with a capacity of 20MB or more
(1GB or more recommended).
Pacific HiTech has been developing and selling TurboLinux, a UNIX for
the desktop machines, over-the-counter. TurboLinux Server version 1.0
is the first corporate server product provided by the company. The company
is preparing for the sales by creating corporate alliances with system
integrators and arranging support services.
To date, system integrators selected for providing support services are
Fujisoft ABC Inc. and a company in the Otsuka Shokai group.
"One more or such system integrator will be under contract by March.
And then we will announce a concrete service menu," said Cliff Miller,
president of Pacific HiTech.
Additionally, Oracle Corp. Japan is going to issue on March 18 Oracle
8 Workgroup Server Release 8.0.5, a type of relational database management
system for corporate divisions to run on a TurboLinux Server.
According to Oracle Japan, Oracle 8 Enterprise Edition, positioned as
the most advanced RDBMS product for mission critical systems, will correspond
to Linux through its release 1.0 due to be delivered this summer.
Linux Products Roll Out for Japanese Corporate
Oracle Japan Moves Forward Shipment Date of
(BizTech News Dept.)
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