From: jsom...@marcam.com (Jeff Somers)
Subject: PC Week Labs Product of the Week: Linux
Date: 12 Apr 1994 00:38:29 GMT
Organization: MARCAM Corporation, Newton, MA. USA
From the April 11 issue of PC Week:
PC Week Labs Product of the Week
Linux 1.0, a free Unix clone developed on the Internet, is easily one of the
most interesting products PC Week Labs has come across in a while.
Linux is a complete POSIX-compatible operating system with the X Window
System, good development tools, and complete TCP/IP networking. We've
been pounding on it for almost a year, and it is invaluable as the
platform for our internal World-Wide Web, FTP, and X Window host server.
For users willing to do much of their own tech support, Linux can make
an excellent platform for applications that require a good multiuser
operating system but that don't justify spending hundreds of dollars
for a commercial Unix system. The product, which will be reviewed in
an upcoming issue, can be downloaded from the Internet from several places,
including sunsite.unc.edu in /pub/Linux/distributions. It is also available
by mail order from companies such as Linux Systems Labs, which can be
reached in Clinton, Mo., at (313) 954-2829.
It's surprising to see this because PC Week rarely talks about Unix, and
hardly ever reviews freeware (or even shareware, for that matter). I'm
looking forward to PC Week's review.