UnitedLinux inches closer to OS goal

UnitedLinux, a combined effort to create a uniform version of Linux for businesses, on Wednesday named a top executive and said it will ship a test version of its code later this month.

The UnitedLinux organization, which consists of Turbolinux and the SCO Group (formerly Caldera International) in the United States, Conectiva in Brazil, and SuSE in Germany , plans to create a uniform version of the Linux operating system for corporations.

The organization named Paula Hunter, a former marketing executive with software maker Xevo and at Compaq Computer, as worldwide general manager. Hunter has the task of driving UnitedLinux's popularity with big companies, and increasing the organization's membership.

The organization said a test version of its software will be available for free download from its Web site on Sept. 23. The UnitedLinux distribution is based on SuSE's Enterprise Server (SLES) product. Version 1.0 of the distribution is expected in November.

News source: ZDNet

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