Korean interest boosts open-source Asianux
July 21, 2004, 09:35 GMT
Beyond its Chinese and Japanese creators, Asianux is set to get a Korean backer, bolstering its hopes of becoming a pan-Asian Linux standard.
Developed by China's Red Flag Software and Japan's Miracle Linux at Oracle's research centre in Beijing, the flagship version of the server operating environment, Asianux 1.0, was commercially launched last month. Using a shared kernel and other common components, Asianux acts as a common base for both companies' server operating systems so software and hardware makers need not certify their products with two different versions of Linux.