SuSE to Demonstrate Linux on Mainframe, PPC and WAP at LinuxWorld Expo

SuSE to Demonstrate Linux on Mainframe, PPC and WAP at LinuxWorld Expo.

At the up and coming LinuxWorld Expo in San Jose California, SuSE Linux and their partners, will demonstrate the flexibility of SuSE Linux software and its cross-platform implementations from IBM S/390 through the Macintosh G4 down to WAP phones. This will allow Linux enthusiasts to see SuSE applied to a variety of platforms.

In addition to presenting the newly released SuSE Linux 7.0 (Personal and Professional Editions), SuSE's booth features four aspects of SuSE's recent contributions to Open Source. One area is dedicated to showing SuSE Linux on a cross-platform range of IBM hardware suitable for servers: S/390, RS6000, Netfinity, and ThinkPad. SuSE is an IBM Business Partner.

The second area highlights SuSE Professional Services. SuSE will also demonstrate the high-availability and clustering solutions on hardware from SuSE partners SGI and Compaq; wireless solutions with Lutris Technologies; and database solutions with Oracle and Arkeia. Two prominent Linux developers working for SuSE, Anas Nashif (clustering expert) and Lars Marowsky-Bree (high-availability expert), will be available in the Professional Services area.

"SuSE Linux is the first commercial distribution on the IBM S/390 platform and the first Linux to support WAP," said Dirk Hohndel, CTO of SuSE Linux AG. "Visitors will get a clear picture of SuSE's ability to run on various hardware platforms as well as our expertise in providing comprehensive solutions through our partnerships." Given all the recent hype about Linux being ported to different platforms, this will be a good exposition of Linux on such hardware variations.

"We show our visitors that SuSE Linux is much more than a distribution," says Volker Wiegand, President of SuSE Inc. "In partnering with the best hardware and software providers in the world, we give our clients and customers much more than software, we give them the wealth of our technical expertise."

SuSE's booth number is No. 1714. For more information about SuSE and its partners, please visit

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