Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
From: adam@yggdrasil.com (Adam J. Richter)
Subject: New Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Linux Release
Message-ID: < ann-10205.769219760@cs.cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 May 1994 00:09:43 GMT
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)

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		    YGGDRASIL PLUG-AND-PLAY LINUX
			     SUMMER 1994


CONTENTS:				Yggdrasil Computing, Inc.
	Executive Summary		4880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 205
	New Features			San Jose, CA 95129-1034
	About The Company		(408) 261-6630, fax (408) 261-6631
	Highlights			info@yggdrasil.com
	Product Philosophy
	What Makes Plug-and-Play Linux Easy To Use?
	Software Version Numbers
	Hardware Compatability
        How to get a free copy
        How to get a copy by tomorrow
	Subscriptions
	Upgrades and Crossgrades
	The Linux Bible
	OSF/Motif
	Resellers and Technical Support Vendors Wanted
	Technical Support
        Direct sales order form

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY					17 MAY 1994

	SAN JOSE, California---Yggdrasil Computing, Incorporated has
	shipped a Linux-based operating system release that includes a
	fully buildable source tree, hybrid hard disk/CDROM
	installation, and numerous automated internet connectivity
	features, including graphical SLIP configuration and automated
	delivery of outgoing mail to the internet through a relay
	machine set up for this purpose at Yggdrasil.

	The new $39.95 release has actually been shipping since May
	12, but Yggdrasil delayed announcing until it could fill
	unexpectedly large advance orders from resellers who had been
	given advance product information.  The company now expects to
	have a unit volume for this release of at least one quarter
	that of Novell UnixWare.

	Yggdrasil also expanded its product line with OSF/Motif for
	Linux and an eight hundred page book entitled "The Linux Bible"
	that includes the collected works of the Linux Documentation
	Project, which is not part of Yggdrasil, but which will
	receive a donation of one dollar per copy, plus a second
	dollar on direct sales.  In addition, $5 per copy of OSF/Motif
	will be donated to the development of a free Motif clone,
	which is the subject of a separate announcement.

	For more information, contact Cyndi June at (408) 261-6630,

	fax (408) 261-6631, or send email to info@yggdrasil.com.


					PRESS CONTACT:	Adam J. Richter
							(408) 261-6630



			     NEW FEATURES



ARCHITECTURAL

	o FULLY BUILDABLE SOURCE TREE.  Rebuild the whole system with
	  "cd /usr/src ; make install-clean".  Use the new "whence"
	   command find source code for a file.  For example:

		% whence csh
		/usr/bin/tcsh: linux dynamically linked
		/usr/bin/tcsh installed from /usr/src/usr.bin/tcsh-6.04/tcsh

	o HYBRID INSTALLATION.  Any software not found on your hard
	  disk is run from the CDROM if the CD is mounted.  Useful for
	  infrequently used programs or for trying out software before
	  deciding whether or not to install it.

	o TRANSPARENT COMPRESSION.  CD looks like a 1GB+ filesystem.

PERFORMANCE

	o SCSI clustering, multisector IDE (turned off
	  by default).  Most binaries, including the entire X  window
	  system, the kernel, the C compiler, and emacs compiled with
	  "-O6."  SCSI clustering alone seems to have reduced the build
	  time on the source tree on a 486DX2-66 from 28 hours to 22.

	o Cd dependent installation now puts the shared C library and bash
	  on the hard disk, accelerating execution of almost all binaries
	  and shell scripts.  CD dependent configuration now uses 4MB of
	  disk and is actually a bit of a misnomer because you *can* run
	  it without the CD mounted, although you will be able to do little
	  more than mount the CD.

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

	o INTERNET SHELL ACCESS up to 1 month or $40 (about 20 hours)
	  with a major New England internet provider.  If you're not
	  in New England, you can save on the long distance charges by
	  using the CompuServe from most populated areas of the world.
	  (CompuServe-Net, AT&T and other phone bills are *not*
	  included in the free service).  You must be 18 or older,
	  because the service has some "adult" areas.  You must sign
	  the credit card authorization for usage after the first
	  $40 or first month, although it is perfectly OK to cancel
	  after your free time has expired.

	o ET PHONE HOME.  The system automatically delivers internet
	  mail through the Yggdrasil BBS!  (Of course, people cannot
	  reply to your email.)  The install script even attempts to
	  figure out where your modem is.   You must have UUCP
	  installed or accessible from the CDROM, and you must have
	  the system installed on your hard disk.  Configuring
	  ethernet with the graphical control panel switches
	  internet email to direct delivery.  This release should
	  make it easy for anyone to send email to the internet.  

	o Graphical control panels for incoming InterNetNews (NNTP),
	  outgoing UUCP, and serial internet connections by SLIP or
	  CSLIP, preconfigured with sample values, so you just change
	  a few fields and press "save."  This should save you a lot
	  of time and work if you're connecting to the internet.
	  These are in addition to the existing graphical control
	  panels.  Screen snapshots in that illustrate the graphical
	  control panel and multimedia email features are FTPable from
	  yggdrsail.com:

	    X windows screen dumps:
		ftp.yggdrasil.com:pub/pictures/*.xwd
		View with "xwud -in file.xwd"
	    GIF files:
		ftp.yggdrasil.com:pub/pictures/*.gif
		View with "display *.gif" (if you use ImageMagic), or
		"xv *.gif" (if you use xv).

	  You can also have these images shown on your internet
	  color X display by logging into yggdrasil.com as "rdemo".

	o MULTIMEDIA EMAIL.  When you log in as "guest", and start X
	  windows, you are reminded to read multimedia email with Andrew
	  "messages", which comes preconfigured with a sample
	  multimedia email message.  The message includes hyperlinks
	  to some documentation and a picture of Saturn.  Multimedia
	  email is delivered just like regular email, so you can, for
	  example, send mail to the internet and they will be routed
	  through the Yggdrasil BBS for delivery.  If you've put off
	  learning a multimedia email system, this is an easy way to
	  take the plunge. 

MISCELLANEOUS

	o Linux 1.1 kernel, X11R5 Xfree86 2.1 installed plus pristine
	  X11R6 (Xfree86 3.0) tar files, GCC 2.5.8, libc 4.5.26. 

	o A response card for a free copy THE LINUX JOURNAL.

	o MOTIF: Locked copy of MetroLink Motif on the CD (also
	  available on floppies) costs $149.95 per CPU.  For each copy
	  that we sell, $5 is donated to the development of a free
	  motif clone.  Ours is the only Linux Motif with a simple
	  no-nonsense license statement instead of one of those
	  ridiculous shrinkwrap licenses.

PRICE CUT
	o $49.95 --> $39.95.  Reseller prices cut too.

	o Upgrade or crossgrade.  Send us a complete copy of any
	  previous Yggdrasil release and deduct another $10 from your 
	  order.   Alternatively, deduct $10 if you send us a complete
	  copy of any competing product *and* tell us where you bought
	  it so that we can make sure that your favorite computer
	  store also carries our products.

Yggdrasil Computing, Inc. 408-261-6630, fax 408-261-6631, info@yggdrasil.com.


			  ABOUT THE COMPANY

	In December 1992, Yggdrasil published the first free operating
	system CDROM ever.  Since then, Yggdrasil distributions have
	been the first operating sytems to include as standard the
	ability to run directly from CDROM, multimedia facilities
	(editting, mail, sound IO), "fill in the blanks" graphical
	control panels for system administration, and now, with the
	Summer 1994 release, reconfigurable hybrid hard disk/CDROM
	installation, transparent decompression of the CDROM, and
	numerous automated internet connectivity features, including
	graphical SLIP and InterNetNews configuration, automated email
	configuration, and automatic routing of outgoing internet mail
	through the Yggdrasil bulletin board system.  Yggdrasil
	releases have only about a quarter of the unit volume of
	Novell UnixWare or NeXTStep, but Yggdrasil is catching up, and
	has already passed many smaller operating systems.

	Yggdrasil's growth helps the free software community.  To help
	fund the Free Software Foundation, Yggdrasil resells FSF
	manuals.  Yggdrasil funded improvements in the seagate SCSI
	driver, and the development of the z5380 scsi driver used in
	Trantors and adapted by others to the MediaVision
	ProAudioSpectrum-16.  These improvements were returned to
	Linus Torvald's Linux kernel distribution.  Yggdrasil made the
	deals that insured freeness of the iso9660 filesystem writer
	and Mitsumi CDROM programming information.  $1 The Linux
	Bible's price supports the Linux Documentation Project.  $5
	per copy of Motif purchased from Yggdrasil goes to the
	development of a free Motif clone.  Yggdrasil supports the
	future of free software, part of which involves creating the
	world's best operating system.



Yggdrasil Computing, Inc. 408-261-6630, fax 408-261-6631, info@yggdrasil.com.



			      HIGHLIGHTS


	Linux 1.1 kernel supporting most popular CDROM drives,

	an easy-to-use installation script, plus a graphical user
	interface for system configuration,

	The X Window System: X11R5 Xfree86 2.1 installed plus the
	pristine X11R6 distribution tar files.  Xlib/Xt X windows
	libraries, the Tcl/Tk programming language and toolkit, the
	Xview 3.2 OpenLook(tm) toolkit, InterViews C++ toolkit,

	The Andrew System: version 6.2, including the ez editor for
	easy creation and reading of documents with imbedded images,
	equations, spreadsheets, hypertext links, and many other media
	types.

	Networking with TCP/IP, NFS and other Internet protocols.

	Games: asteroids, battle zone, chess, mille bornes, othello,
	pool, shogi, solitaire, tetris, and connect four.

	Multimedia: viewers for JPEG, GIF, TIFF and other image formats,
	MPEG video, sound,

	Text editors: the elvis vi clone, GNU Emacs with calc mode,
	and Lucid GNU Emacs (better graphical user interface).

	Desktop Publishing: TeX and groff typesetting packages with X
	previewers, and ghostscript, a postscript interpreter for X
	windows, faxes and a variety of printers,

	Telecommunications: Z-modem, Taylor UUCP, mail reader,
	threaded USENET News reader, with support for reading MIME
	multimedia messages with imbedded images, full motion video
	and sound.

	the Postgres 4.1 remote database system,

	Programming Languages: GNU C++, GNU ANSI C, FORTRAN-to-C and
	Pascal-to-C translators, and Prolog,

	Enhanced development environment: GNU debugger, bison, flex,
	GNU make, the GNU Coverage Tool, Revision Controls System,
	Concurrent Version System, and Gnats,

	System V-style shared memory and interprocess communication,

	File Systems: a filesystem with long file names, symbolic
	links, and FIFO's, System V, DOS, and iso9660/rockridge CDROM
	filesystems.

	Emulators: a BIOS emulator that can run DOS, an experimental
	ELF loader, and a snapshot of the WABI Windows emulator under
	development.


Yggdrasil Computing, Inc. 408-261-6630, fax 408-261-6631, info@yggdrasil.com.


			  PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY


	At each level of user sophistication, Plug-and-Play Linux
	offers useful capabilities found in few other operating
	systems, including other Linux distributions.[1]

	At the top of the sophistication hierarchy, programmers who
	want to explore or add the occasional feature know that
	Yggdrasil is the Linux distribution with a fully buildable
	source tree and with the ability to automatically trace
	installed files back to their sources.  Can you imagine
	recompiling the whole operating system to use a new compiler
	optimization or binary format on a distribution without a
	buildable source tree?

	Users who want maximum performance will appreciate that the
	major system components have been recompiled with "-O6"
	optimization, and the SCSI clustering which reduces the build
	time on the source tree from 28 to 22 hours (over 20%) on
	486DX2-66.  Using IDE?  Activate the multisector IDE code!

	New users or will appreciate the our 94 page manual, the
	largest of any Linux distribution, complete with screen
	snapshots of the install process, charts on hardware, software
	options, device names, and tips on hardware troubleshooting,
	among other things.  The manual is also FTPable from
	yggdrasil.com:/pub/summer94/manual/*.

	A characteristic that benefits everybody, but is especially
	important to new users and users who value their time highly,
	is plug-and-play installation, which is the subject of the
	next section: "What Makes Plug-and-Play Linux So Easy To Use?"


[1] Due credit: This philosophy was inspired by Guy Kawasaki's
    description of "deep" products in his concise insightful book,
    "The Macintosh Way."  Boycott Apple, but read this book. 

Yggdrasil Computing, Inc. 408-261-6630, fax 408-261-6631, info@yggdrasil.com.



	    WHAT MAKES PLUG-AND-PLAY LINUX SO EASY TO USE?


	Everybody, especially new users, will appreciate the
	Plug-and-Play operation for which our product is named.  Put
	the media in a computer with supported hardware, turn the
	computer on, and it's running everything, straight from the
	CDROM.  Unlike other Linux distributions, Plug-and-Play Linux
	automatically figures out what kind of CDROM is on the system,
	and uses it.

	The login screen lists a number of preconfigured user names,
	including "install", which installs the system, giving
	paragraphs of explanation about every question that it asks the
	user.  The install script even searches for a modem, and, upon
	finding it, configures mail and UUCP so that mail sent to an
	internet address is transparently delivered through a bulletin
	board system at Yggdrasil.

	X windows configuration is automated too, prompting the user
	for configuration information the first time "xinit" is run.  The
	configuration script automatically chooses sensible defaults
	based on what type of video display and what type of mouse, if
	any, the kernel detected at start-up.

	From X windows, a graphical control panel allows simple "fill
	in the blanks" configuration of networking, SLIP, outgoing
	UUCP, the printer, NNTP, and many other features that
	previously required the knowledge of a system administrator to
	configure.

	Even day to day operating is simpler with Plug-and-Play Linux.
	A computer should not ask you for information that it can
	easily figure out for itself.  With Plug-and-Play Linux, when
	you mount a device without specifying the filesystem type,
	the system automatically figures out what kind of filesystem
	is on the device and uses it.  Device drivers in Plug-and-Play
	Linux don't print messages announcing the absence of hardware
	that you don't have, and they don't interrupt you with
	information about routine retries (turning on debugging will,
	of course, make both of these things happen).


					Yggdrasil Computing, Inc.
					4880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 205
	SOFTWARE VERSION NUMBERS	San Jose, CA 95129-1024
	     				(408) 261-6630, fax(408) 261-6631
					info@yggdrasil.com


	Here is a list of version numbers of most software packages in
Plug-and-Play Linux.  A complete "ls -lR" of the CDROM is FTPable from
yggdrasil.com:pub/summer94/ls-lR.


acct-1.3		gnuchess-4.0.pl68	reve-1.4.0
adagio-0.4o		gnugo-1.1		rlogin-5.33
agrep-2.04		gnuplot-3.5		rlogind-5.53
andrew-6.2		gnushogi-1.1		routed-5.23
archie-1.4.1-FIX	grep-2.0		rpc-1.00
at-1.1			groff-1.09		rsh-5.24
auis-6.2		gwm-1.7o		rshd-5.38
aumix-0.2		gzip-1.2.4		ruptime-5.70
autoconf-1.9		hfs-0.2			rwho-5.50
bash-1.13.5		host-1.01		rwhod-5.19
bbgopher-1.6		ibcs-940419		sed-2.03
bc-1.02			ifs-5			shellutils-1.9.4
bin86-0.1		ImageMagic-2.3.2	smail-3.1.28
bind-4.83l		inetd-5.30		smalltalk-1.1.1
binutils-1.9l.3		inn-1.4			sound-2.4
bison-1.22		InterViews-3.1		sox-7
blt-1.5			ismodem-1.00		strace-2
bootlin-4		ispell-4.0		syslogd-5.27
bootpd-2.10a		itcl-1.3		talk-5.50a
byacc-1.9		IV-2_6			talkd-5.80
capture-1.00		joystick-0.7		tar-1.11.2
cbzone-1.00		jpeg-4a			tcl-7.3
cdwrite-1.0		kbd-0.86		tclX-7.3a
checker-0.4		kterm-5.2.0		tcpd-1.40
checklinks-1.00		ld.so-1.4.3		tcsh-6.04
cluster-1.00		lemacs-19.9		telnet-5.52
cpio-2.3		less-177		term-1.1.4
cron-2.0		lha-1.00		texinfo-3.1
cvs-1.3			libc-4.5.26		textutils-1.9
dc-0.2			libc_s-940330		tftp-5.10
dejagnu-1.2		libg++-2.5.3		tftpd-5.13
devX100-12		lilo-14			tiff-3.2beta
devX75-12		linux-1.1		time-1.5
diffutils-2.6		lpd-5.90		tk-3.6p1
dip-3.3.7-lilo-3.2	m4-1.1			tkinfo-0.6
dlltools-2.11		mailx-5.3b		tknews-1.2b
dosemu-0.50pl1		majordomo-1.62		tput-1.0
dosfsck-1.0		make-3.70		trn-3.2
double-0.0		malloc-930716		UIT-3
dvips-5.518		man-1.1			umsdos-0.2
e2fsprogs-0.5		metamail-2.6		usermaint-1.0
elm-2.4			minicom-1.60		util-linux-1.5
elvis-1.7		mkdosfs-0.2		uucp-1.04-doc
emacs-19.22		mkisofs-1.01		uucp-1.04-erc
f2c-1994.April.20	mm-1.07			uuencode-1.0
file-1.25		modutils-0.99.14	vacation-1.00
fileutils-3.9		mpeg-1.2		wais-8-b5.1
find-3.8		mule-1.0.01		wdiff-0.04
finddev-1.0		ncompress-4.2.4		wine-940412
finger-5.22		ncurses-1.8.5		WorkBone-0.1
fingerd-5.60		net-0.32		wu-ftpd-2.1c
fips-0.8		nfsd-1.50		x-11r5
flex-2.4.6		nntpd-15.11a		x-11r6
fromto-1.01		oleo-1.5		xaster-1.00
ftape-0.9.10		olvwm-3.3		xbmbrowser-2.0
ftp-5.38		p2c-1.20		xboard-3.0.pl9
fvwm-1.21c		patch-2.1		xdos-0.3f
gas-2.2			pbmplus-10dec91		xfree86-2.1
gawk-2.15.4		pcnfsd-1.40		xfree86-3.0
gcc-2.5.8		perl-4.036		xgopher-1.3.2
gct-1.4			pine-3.89		xpipeman-1.01
gdb-4.12		ping-5.90		xpm-3.2f
gdbm-1.7.1		poeigl-1.11		xpool-1.3
ghostscript-2.6.1pl4	popd-10.01		xrisk-2.14
ghostview-1.5		postbrowse-0.1		XSBprolog-1.2
gic-1.1			postgres-4.1		xshogi-1.1
glib-1.9e		procps-0.94		xtank-1.3f
gmod-1.0		quota-1.31		xtetris-2.5.2
gmp-1.3.2		rcp-5.32		xvier-1.0
gn-1.19			rcs-5.6.0.1		xview-3.2
gnat-1.78		readlink-1.00		zlibc-0.3
gnats-3.2		realpath-1.0

					Yggdrasil Computing, Inc.
	HARDWARE COMPATABILITY		4880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 205
	 PLUG-AND-PLAY LINUX		San Jose, CA 95129-1024
	     SUMMER 1994		(408) 261-6630, fax(408) 261-6631
					info@yggdrasil.com

System	RAM: 4MB (8MB without swap partition), CPU: 386 or above, Bus:
	ISA, EISA, or localbus.

Disk	IDE, RLL, MFM, ESDI, SCSI @strong{with supported SCSI controller}.
	Configurations range from 3 to 1,028 megabytes of disk.
	Configurations without non-kernel source tree that can run
	without the CDROM range from 35 to 300 megabytes.  Hard disk
	can be shared with other operating systems on separate
	partitions.

Tape	SCSI tape with supported SCSI controller.  Experimental (i.e.,
	unsupported) driver for floppy tape.

CDROM	Sony CDU-31A, SoundBlaster-compatible CDROM's, Mitsumi, any
	SCSI CDROM with supported SCSI controller, experimental Sony
	531 and 535 driver.

SCSI	Adaptec 154x, and 174x in enhanced mode, Bustek 542B,
	Future Domain 8xx, or 16xx, other controllers based on the
	TMC-950 chip, Ultrastor, Trantor T128.  Experimental: other
	Trantors, Always in-2000, Adaptec AIC 6260 ship (151x/152x
	boards), Seagate ST-01/ST02, MediaVision and Creative Labs
	sound cards.

Video (For X windows.)
	640x480 16-colors for any VGA card, 256 colors and resolutions
	up to 1280x1024 (for sufficiently fast hardware) for the
	following chipsets: S3 801/805/911/924/928, 8514, Tseng
	ET3000/ET4000, Oak oti-067/077/087, Western Digital
	90c00/90c10/90c30/90c31, Genoa, ATI Mach8/Mach32, Trident
	8900b/c/cl/cs, Cirrus Logic 5420/5422/5426/62x5, NCR
	77c22/77c22e, or Compaq AVGA.  Hercules monochrome.  Diamond
	cards not supported.


Sound	Adlib, SoundBlaster, MediaVision, and compatibles.
	Installable Gravis Ultrasound and MPU-401 drivers are also
	included.  PC speaker is used if sound card is not present.

Ethernet  Novell NE1000/NE2000/NE2100, 3Com 3c501, 3c503, 3c509, 3c579,
	  AT1500, T1700, D-Link DE600 pocket adapter and ethernet II,
	  AT-LAN-TEC/RealTek pocket adapter, Artisoft LANtastic AE-2,
	  Alta Combo, Cabletron, Hewlett-Packard 27245, 27247, 27250
	  and PCLAN, Western Digital 8003 and 8013, other 8390-based
	  ethernet cards.

HOW TO GET A FREE COPY

	Yggdrasil is greatly indebted to the many free software
developers whose efforts have made this release possible.  As a token
of our appreciation, any author of any software or documentation in
Plug-and-Play Linux can get a free copy.  Operators of free Linux
BBS's or Linux FTP sites and other major contributors to the Linux
community can also get a free copy.  We request that Linux BBS
operators and FTP sites carry the Plug-and-Play Linux announcement in
the appropriate forums, however this request is optional.


HOW TO GET A COPY BY TOMORROW

	Plug-and-Play Linux costs $39.95 is and available directly
from Yggdrasil or from your local computer, software or technical book
store.  If Plug-and-Play Linux is not available from your favorite
reseller, help promote Linux by making it your mission to change that.
Give your reseller our phone number and demand that they carry
Plug-and-Play Linux.  If you live in the United States, the $5
shipping and handling charge on direct orders includes Next Day Air
delivery, so if your order is received before 3:30pm Pacific Time
(6:30pm Eastern Time), you can have Plug-and-Play Linux in your hands
the next business morning.  To order, call (800) 261-6630 or fax the
attached order form to (408) 261-6631.

	International orders take more than a day of course, and
shipping is $10.  To place an international order, call (408)
261-6630, fax to the order form to (408) 261-6631, or send email to
orders@yggdrasil.com.


SUBSCRIPTIONS

	Plug-and-Play Linux is released quarterly.  Update
subscriptions are available and start with the release following the
release that is current when your subscription order is received.  For
example, an update subscription ordered today would begin with the
Fall 1994 release.  Prices for update subscriptions are as follows:

	1 year (4 releases)     	$ 99.95
	2 years (8 releases)     	$179.95
	3 years (12 releases)     	$249.95



UPGRADES AND CROSSGRADES

	Yggdrasil offers a $10 discount for upgrades or crossgrades.
Send us your old Yggdrasil release and a check for $29.95 + $5
shipping and handling to upgrade.  Or do the same, but send us a
competing distribution such any version of SCO, Esix, minix, or one of
the CD's with the slackware floppy images, and tell us where you got
it, so that we can make sure that your favorite reseller carries our
products too.

					Yggdrasil Computing, Inc.
					4880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 205
	THE LINUX BIBLE			San Jose, CA 95129-1024
					(408) 261-6630, fax(408) 261-6631
					info@yggdrasil.com
	
	The Linux Bible is a compendium of documents produced by The
Linux Documentation Project, a group of volunteer Linux developers.
The Linux Bible also includes a copy of the Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Linux
manual.

	These documents in the Linux Bible include "Linux
Installation and Getting Started", "Networking Administator's
Guide", "Kernel Hackers Guide", and "How To" guides on the
following subjects:

	o Hardware Compatibility

	o Linux Distributions

	o DOS Emulation

	o Ethernet

	o Floppy Tape

	o Installation

	o Mail

	o Linux Networking Version 2

	o MGR Graphics System (an alternative to X windows)

	o X-windows

	o Usenet News

	o Printing

	o SCSI

	o Serial

	o Sound

	o UUCP

	The Linux Bible is printed entirely on recycled paper, and has
the green recycled paper logo printed on the back cover.  The back
cover also has quotations from the PC Week article naming Linux as product
of the week.

	The front of the Linux Bible has artwork that is almost
identical to Plug-and-Play Linux, so the two products are a matched set.
The back cover has both UPC and ISBN barcodes for easy inventory
management.

					Yggdrasil Computing, Inc.
					4880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 205
	OSF/Motif 1.2.x			San Jose, CA 95129-1024
					(408) 261-6630, fax(408) 261-6631
					info@yggdrasil.com

	Yggdrasil Computing resells OSF/Motif 1.2.3 and donates $5 per
copy to the development of a free Motif clone.  We are in contact with
developers in Protvino, Russia.  Our business plan for Motif
development is still in its formulative stages, and calls for
sending these developers three Linux workstations and paying them
salaries of approximately $200 per month for two years.  If your
organization would like to become involved in funding this work,
please contact us and perhaps we can develop a more formal
consortium to run and publicize this project.

	Besides currently being the only distribution that supports
the development of a free Motif clone, our distribution is also the
only one with a simple no-nonsense license statement instead of those
ridiculous ``shrink wrap'' licenses that cast a legal shadow over any
type of reverse engineering.  Our no nonsense license statement reads
as follows:

	OSF/Motif is proprietary software.  Copying of this software
	is restricted by United States copyright law and international
	treaties.  Therefore, you must treat this software just like a
	book, with the following single exception.  You are authorized
	to make archival copies of this software for the sole purpose
	of backing-up the software to protect your investment from loss.

	For the purposes of this license, ``just like a book'' means,
	for example, that this software may be used by any number of
	people and may be freely moved from one computer location to
	another so long as there is no possibility of it being used at
	one location while it's being used at another.  Just like a
	book that can't be read by two different people in two
	different places at the same time, neither can the software be
	used by two different people in two different places at the
	same time.

	The version of Motif that we currently resell is OSF/Motif
1.2.3 from MetroLink.  The package consists of four floppy disks and
five pages of installation notes in a sealed Mead ``envelok'' folder.
We are developing nicer packaging.

	There is also a locked copy of OSF/Motif on the Yggdrasil
Plug-and-Play Linux distribution.

					Yggdrasil Computing, Inc.
					4880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 205
					San Jose, CA 95129-1024
					(408) 261-6630, fax(408) 261-6631
					info@yggdrasil.com


RESELLERS AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT VENDORS WANTED

	Yggdrasil Computing is always looking for resellers and
technical support vendors.  If you would like to carry or offer
services for our products, please contact us by any convenient
method.



TECHNICAL SUPPORT

	Yggdrasil Computing offers an extensive array of technical
support services, detailed below.  In addition, we also sell "The
Linux Bible", an 800+ page book, which is comprised of the works
of the Linux Documentation Project, including 16 "How To" guides
on hardware compatability, linux distributions, dos emulation,
ethernet, floppy tape, installation, mail, networking version 2,
MGR graphics system, X-windows, usenet news, printing, SCSI,
serial, sound, and uucp.

	Service				Price


	Consulting Hotline		$2.95/minute
					1-900-446-6075 ext. 835 ("TEK")
					$2.95/minute, USA only
					10am-noon,1:45pm-5pm Pacific

	Fixed Price Hotline*		$25 per call

	Personal Technical Support	$100 for 1 year or 1 engineer-hour

	Business Technical Support	[machines+people+contacts] x $60/month

	Releases On Demand		$500

	General Technical Services	$300/engineer-hour

	Development Contracts		$400/estimated engineer-hour


*New experimental service.


        The Plug-and-Play Linux manual lists vendors offering support
services related to the Yggdrasil Linux/GNU/X distribution.  If you or
your business would like to offer a service related to Plug-and-Play
Linux, send a description of your business and contact information to
adam@yggdrasil.com.

		       DIRECT SALES ORDER FORM

SHIP TO: ______________________________     
                                            
         ______________________________     
                                            DAYTIME PHONE: _______________
         ______________________________     
                                            EMAIL: _______________________
         ______________________________     
        Item                               Quantity    Price(US$)

Plug-and-Play Linux                          ____   X   $39.95 =  $_______
(CDROM, 3.5" boot floppy, 90 page manual)
Update Subscriptions starting with following release):
1 year update subscription (4 releases)      ____   X   $99.95 =  $_______

2 year update subscription (8 releases)      ____   X  $179.95 =  $_______

The Linux Bible (800 pages: kernel hacking,  ____   X   $39.95 =  $_______
 networking, installation, over a dozen "How To" guides, and more!)
OSF/Motif for Linux                          ____   X  $149.95 =  $_______
For Walnut CDROM titles, call.
Prime Time Freeware for unix                 ____   X   $59.95 =  $_______

Double speed CDROM drive and controller      ____   X  $199.95 =  $_______

Personal Technical Support                   ____   X  $100.00 =  $_______
(1 year/1 engineering hour)
                                                      SUBTOTAL    $_______

        California residents add 7% to help out with sales tax    $_______

                  Shipping & handling (US: $5, elsewhere: $10)    $_______

                                                         TOTAL    $_______

Payment method: __ payment enclosed      __ COD (USA only)
                __ credit card (America Express or Optima.  Call before
                   using VISA, Mastercard or other credit card.)
                             
Your name as it appears on credit card: _______________________________

Brand of credit card: ________  Card number:  _________________________

Signature:______________________________________  Expiration: ___ / ___
        SHIPPING ADDRESS MUST MATCH CREDIT CARD BILLING ADDRESS


Offers subject to change without notice.  For direct sales, you can return
this software within 30 days for a full refund.
Beyond that, THERE IS NO OTHER WARRANTY FOR ANY OF THIS SOFTWARE.  THIS
SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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			  SCO's Case Against IBM

November 12, 2003 - Jed Boal from Eyewitness News KSL 5 TV provides an
overview on SCO's case against IBM. Darl McBride, SCO's president and CEO,
talks about the lawsuit's impact and attacks. Jason Holt, student and 
Linux user, talks about the benefits of code availability and the merits 
of the SCO vs IBM lawsuit. See SCO vs IBM.

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