WWDC, San Jose, CA--May 17--Apple Computer Inc. (Cupertino, CA)announced that it is making available the Developer Release 1 CD of MkLinux. Linux is a freely distributable version of UNIX. Apple, in conjunction with the Open Software Foundation (OSF), has ported Linux to support a variety of Power Macintosh products. MkLinux (Microkernel Linux) operates on the OSF Mach Microkernel which will be running natively on the PowerPC microprocessor.
The Developer Release 1 CD is being distributed free to attendees at the Linux session at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference, being held in San Jose this week. The Developer's Release 1 available this week will allow software developers to use a pre-release version of the product, and provide feedback to Apple for the final version.
In addition, Apple has authorized Prime Time Freeware (http://www.ptf.com) to publish Apple's reference release of MkLinux for the Power Macintosh. Prime Time Freeware, a publisher of freely redistributable software for technical and professional markets, has scheduled the release of "MkLinux: Mach/Linux for the Power Macintosh" for September 1996. The product, retailing for $50, will contain an installable version of MkLinux, source code, and extensive documentation on Linux, Mach, MkLinux, and the Power Macintosh.
Apple is making the source code for Developer Release 1 freely available on the Apple MkLinux web site at http://www.mklinux.apple.com. This includes source code to theMach microkernel and the required Macintosh platform driver support. Developers interested in MkLinux should check this web site for further information and updates.
The MkLinux for Power Macintosh Developer Release 1 CD will bedistributed free to attendees of the Linux session at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference this week. The CDs will also be available from Prime Time Freeware for $10 each. The reference release, "MkLinux: Mach/Linux for the Power Macintosh," is scheduled for publication in September 1996 at a suggested retail price of $50. Snapshots of MkLinux, along with updates, patches, and late-breaking news, will be available on http://www.mklinux.apple.com.
Developers who cannot attend the Linux session at WWDC can obtain a Developer Release 1 CD from Prime Time Freeware at 408-433-9662, fax 408- 433-0727, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or web site at http://www.ptf.com/
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