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 April 11, 2000
TurboLinux and Motorola Target Internet Market in China

 TurboLinux, Inc. announced the first Chinese language version of a Linux embedded operating system running on Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector's PowerPC8240.

This combined platform opens many opportunities for application development, especially for accessing the Internet, according to TurboLinux. The first platform will be demonstrated at Internet World Exhibition, April 11 to April 13, at the China World Exhibition Center in Beijing.

"The collaboration with TurboLinux to combine a world class operating system with the PowerPC family enhances our leadership in the embedded systems market in China, improving service offerings to our Chinese customers," said Yui-Kaye Ho, general manager of the Networking & Computing System Group Asia/Pacific, Semiconductor Products Sector for Motorola. "Customers may not realize it, but embedded systems are the real power behind interactive TV, information home appliances, GPS (global positioning satellite) systems, cellular phones and networking equipment."

"Our collaboration with Motorola on embedded Linux systems will provide our customers with more powerful and convenient products," said Iris Miller, president of TurboLinux Asia/Pacific. "This is an important part of the high performance Linux solutions we provide to our customers."

Linux for embedded systems is gaining in popularity worldwide. But in China, Linux embedded systems are relatively new to the market. The TurboLinux solution provides the first Chinese Linux embedded system running on the PowerPC8240 reference platform in China. This system features high reliability, high flexibility, high stability, combined with low memory and hard disk requirements. Customer benefits include full Chinese support (input Chinese and Chinese menus under Xwindow) and extensive hardware equipment support (including CDROM, floppy drive, network interface card, display card).