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Subject: New Linux distribution rocks on 32- and 64-bit systems
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 22:57:19 -0400
October 8, 2003

Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source

This week at openBench Labs, our analysts finally took off the 'do not 
disturb' sign to allow in plates of bread, papaya, and enhanced water 
after they announced testing was complete on both 32-bit and 64-bit 
systems with SUSE's newest SUSE Linux 9.0 release. Don't confuse this as a 
vendor's ho-hum incremental inch-up release. They tell us that this 9.0 
distro can redefine the business Linux playing field. Follow their 
detailed path of discoveries.

On the MandrakeSoft side, our story uncovers this France-based 
company's achievement in striking the right deal at the right time. Shuttle, a 
worldwide supplier of motherboards and SFF barebone systems, is 
partnering with MandrakeSoft in a 'bundling' arrangement, where new models in 
Shuttle's network appliance line are compatible with Mandrake Linux, as 
tested and certified by MandrakeSoft. Regis Wira, MandrakeSoft 
technology officer, reveals what he sees as the payoff.

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