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Best Linux T-1 With Kernel 2.4.1 Released

Best Linux T-1 With Kernel 2.4.1 Released Next Week


Technology Center Hermia, Tampere, Finland - January 31, 2001 SOT, the publisher of Best Linux, is going to release the Best Linux T-1/2001 version next week. The new release contains the brand new kernel 2.4.1 released yesterday and KDE 2.1 version. This release is part of SOT's T-1 beta testing program having over 3400 registered beta testers globally.

"The testing and open public dialogue with international users and developers is ready to start. Our volunteer developers ensure quality and help us to improve ease of use with the objective of Best Linux being attractive to desktop users looking for a reliable solution. With this release we move one step closer to our aspiration of Linux being the Best OS." said Phil Heenan, CEO, SOT.

The English beta version is called Best Linux T-1/2001. SOT will start shipping the CD-ROMs free-of-charge to registered beta testers next week. A ready-to-burn ISO image will be also available for those who don't want to wait for snail mail, or have not registered to the program. The last T-1 beta program was a global success last year with over 3,200 beta testers.

"I would like to thank Linus for delaying the release of the new kernel until it was really ready. No matter how hard it was for us to test it repeatedly over an extended period. I think there is an important lesson here for all Linux software vendors and distribution makers. If we really want to make Linux OS attractive to typical desktop users, the industry cannot continue releasing unfinished alpha and beta versions to the broader public. The new kernel is already available as rpm packages at in the pretest area" stated Santeri Kannisto, CTO, SOT.

SOT will also distribute CDs from its offices in Tampere and Helsinki/Finland, Linkoping/Sweden, Minneapolis/USA, Melbourne/ Australia and Tallinn/Estonia. Detailed contact information is available at New T-1 release will be also available for downloads at

About Linux

Linux is a stable, co-operatively developed operating system used worldwide. It was started by Mr. Linus Torvalds in Finland in 1991. Applications of Linux vary from desktop use to fully functional UNIX workstations and Internet servers. The difference between Linux and other operating systems is that Linux is Open Source software. Best Linux is developed and maintained under GPL license and is available on the Internet free of charge.

About SOT Finnish Software Engineering Ltd.

Founded in 1991, SOT is based in Finland, where it produces the Best Linux distribution. SOT counts among its customers several of Finland's largest companies. Working in cooperation with a global team of research, academic, commercial and volunteer software developers over the Internet, SOT's goal is to build an easier, more advanced distribution of the Linux operating system that is suitable for desktop and server applications. Along with the operating system SOT offers Linux training, commercial support and consulting services to customers exploiting the power of Linux. SOT's own hardware manufacturing operations in Tampere, Finland enable it to provide complete ready-to-use Linux based solutions.

LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Best Linux is a registered trademark of SOT Finnish Software Engineering Ltd. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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