ASPLinux Rolls Out in Asia A New Enterprise Linux Power

March 12, 2001
For Immediate Release

A span-off of SWsoft Pte Ltd, ASPLinux is taking a big step forward in Asia's popular open source operating system

Singapore - March 12, 2001 - SWsoft Pte Ltd, the leading software development company today announces that it spans off its ASPLinux business unit as an independent company. ASPLinux Pte. Ltd. will focus on development and promotion of its own Linux distribution, ASPLinux, in Asia. ASPLinux Pte. Ltd. will also provide its customers with Linux support services, web hosting services, application hosting and Linux training. The distinct nature of ASPLinux for the Linux open source operating system, will be seem at the forthcoming Linux World Expo in Singapore on March 22-24, 2001.

"Interest to Linux in Asia is steadily growing as from end users looking for alternative home operating system as well as from corporate users" said Azhard Naveed Kayani, Director of ASPLinux Pte Ltd. "It's becoming clear that major concerns for linux users becomes availability of support and training. We have a bigger team of highly qualified linux support engineers than any other company in the region - and we believe that we can provide the best support and training for any popular distribution, including Red Hat, Suse and definetely ASPLinux" added Kayani.

ASPLinux Pte Ltd has emerged as an independent unit of SWsoft Pte Ltd and headquarter in Singapore. Besides, it has joined forces with business associates to setup affiliate offices in Korea and China. The joint forces will deliver ASPLinux software, support and services to the increasing customers in these region.

"With the opening of the affiliate offices, we want to play a major role in providing customers with a complete range of ASPLinux solutions and support on regional basis." said Kayani. "We will offer technical support, hosting, application hosting, training, certification as well as engineering services on other distribution." added Kayani.

ASPLinux will also release multiple high-end versions later for High Availability and Load Balancing cluster (HA/LB cluster), High Performance Computing cluster (HPC cluster) and Hosting Service Provider cluster (HSP cluster).

ASPLinux Deluxe and Premium Workstation bundle a set of power applications facilitating transition to Linux for new users; both editions include StarOffice office package and have StarOffice user manual included in the box, which let users to start using office productivity tools on Linux in the shortest time possible. ASPLinux is 100% compatible to Red Hat, users familiar with Red Hat Linux can be sure that all of the software and hardware they used working with Red Hat will be supported by ASPLinux. The intuitive installation program features EsspressoDownload which automatically selects the fastest multiple ASPLinux mirror locations and allows to download latest ASPLinux version from home DSL or cable modem connection in couple of hours. ASPLinux also has its own system loader and partitioning tool ASPDiskManager allowing to resize existing FAT16/FAT32, NTFS, Ext2FS partitions keeping existing data intact, which make migration to Linux easier and smoother. Corporate users will appreciate ASPDiskManager built-in support for software RAIDs and journaling ReiserFS filesystem.

ASPLinux's commitment will bring in new technologies to open source environment, in particular in Asia. To find out the distinct function of ASPLinux OS, visit us (Booth #B11) at the Linux World Expo at Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre between March 22-24,2001.

About ASPLinux
ASPLinux Pte Ltd.- a leading software development company, delivers Linux-based operating system ASPLinux, and creates Linux-based solutions, which are capable to meet requirements to ISVs, ISPs, NSPs, HSPs, ASPs and Data Centres. The Official ASPLinux OS and related services are available directly from the company. For more information, visit ASPLinux at

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