Apple Computer, Inc. Delivers More Robust Tools and Features for MkLinux for Power PC based computers

The Developer Release 2 of MkLinux from Apple Provides Developers and Customers with a Substantially Enhanced Tool Set and Valuable Features for UNIX and Internet Based Computing Solutions

CUPERTINO, Calif. Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) announced today that it is making available Developer Release 2 of MkLinux. Based on the Open Software Foundation (OSF) Mach Kernel, MkLinux allows users to run UNIX applications and solutions on high performance Power PC-based products. The DR2 release delivers substantially improved performance and stability, and many features Linux developers and customers have been asking for.

The DR2 release delivers a substantially enhanced tool set including the latest GCC compiler, improved system debuggers, TCL and source code management tools. The DR2 release will also provide many bug fixes to the DR1 release. Customers and developers should experience substantial performance improvements and greater system stability over the DR1 release.

"We are very excited about the most recent developer release of MkLinux. It provides a very rich set of enhanced tools and key features developers have been asking for," said Dr. Ike Nassi, Apple's senior vice president of AppleSoft. "Customers, particularly in higher education, will benefit from the improved stability and performance of the system, as well as the greater flexibility this release provides for expanding their existing operations, particularly in Internet based environments."

The MkLinux DR2 release will include the very latest windowing system, X11R6.1, for supporting international computing environments like European keyboards and multi-button mice. DR2 will also provide enhanced communications capabilities such as high speed serial access for modems and ISDN and support for PPP Internet connectivity, as well as support for AppleTalk print and file services. This release will also include developer-contributed features like Apache web server.

Pricing and availability

Apple is making the source code for Developer Release 2 available free of charge on the Apple MkLinux website at along with snapshots of MkLinux, updates, patches, and late-breaking news. Apple's MkLinux Developer Release 2 CD is available from Prime Time Freeware for U.S. $20. For more information or ordering the CD and special offers contact Prime Time Freeware at (408) 433-9662, fax (408) 433-0727, email: or visit their website at

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