Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 11:48:33 -0700
From: Bruce Byfield
Subject: Alpha Version of Storm Linux Released
Stormix Makes Linux Easy To Use and Install
Canada - July 6, 1999: Stormix Technologies announces the alpha version
of a new Linux distribution called Storm Linux. Based on the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution, Storm Linux is designed to be easy to use and simple to install.
Its target market is both the server and the desktop market.
distribution is already stable and secure,” says Kevin Lindsay, project
leader and developer for Stormix. “By using Debian as our starting point,
we can bring Linux to new levels of excellence and user accessibility.“
for Storm Linux will be Open Source. “We believe that the Open Source model
is a strong one,” Lindsay says. “We will be using the GPL or a related
license for all of our products.”
a key feature of Storm Linux is the Storm Administration System (SAS).
Designed for local and secure remote administration, SAS features a single
code base for all administration modules, which reduces the number of bugs.
By separating the application from the client interface, SAS also improves
remote connectivity and allows the quick creation of graphical and text
Storm Linux includes a choice of:
text-based or graphical X Windows
automatic or custom partitioning
KDE or GNOME desktops
recent versions of text and
X Windows programs, including X Free 86 188.8.131.52, enlightenment 0.15.5,
apt 3.7, and Netscape 4.6
on the install choices, a new user can be running Storm Linux in as little
as fifteen minutes.
release of Storm Linux is expected for the fourth quarter of 1999.
was founded in February 1999 with the goal of providing the tools and applications
that Linux needs to enter new markets. Initial investors include David
Talmor, NetNation Communications Chairman and CEO, and Joseph Kabul, NetNation
the Linux operating system to build a world class web site hosting service,
we were convinced that Linux has huge potential,” Mr. Talmor says. “As
a result, we decided to establish a new company that focused specifically
on the creation of a powerful and user-friendly distribution of the operating
system. That distribution is Storm Linux.”
is an independent company, and not directly affiliated with NetNation Communications.
the alpha version of Storm Linux are available via FTP at download.www.stormix.com
or from the company web site at www.stormix.com.
detailed feedback from alpha testers,” Lindsay says. “We're looking for
users with the enthusiasm and commitment to take part in an exciting new
direction for Linux.”
Bruce Byfield, Stormix Technologies
2040 - 555 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 4N6