TurboLinux Develops OS for Chinese Space Agency

STOCKHOLM (03/17/2000) - TurboLinux Inc. has announced that it will develop a customized, Chinese-language version of the open-source Linux operating system for China Aerospace Corp.

To be called Space Linux, the tailor-made version of the operating system is scheduled to be used in China's government-lead aerospace industry as soon as in this year's third quarter, according to a statement issued yesterday.

Financial terms of the deal were not available.

TurboLinux will develop Space Linux in partnership with Huadi, a Beijing-based systems integration company. Space Linux will be deployed throughout China Aerospace, which has around 280,000 employees, TurboLinux said.

TurboLinux, in Brisbane, California, can be reached via the Web at http://www.turbolinux.com/.

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