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Storm Linux 2000

Stormix Technologies announced the release of Storm Linux 2000, available in a Standard Edition and a download edition. It is a new distribution of Linux and builds on Debian GNU/Linux. The Storm Package Manager makes it easy for users to maintain their systems. Storm Linux features a graphical installation and system tools, which include modules for maintaining users and groups, setting up networks and installing and removing software.

Contact: Stormix Technologies, Inc., 555 West Hastings Street, Suite 2040, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6, Canada, 800-STORMIX, 604-688-7317 (fax),,


Akopia announced the availability of Tallyman, a highly customizable yet easy-to-use system for creating and managing an e-commerce web site. It provides a web-based interface to manage a complex database of products, enter new items for sale, and set up a shopping cart, tax and shipping by filling out a few forms. Tallyman is released under the GPL. It can be downloaded for free from Akopia's web site. The Tallyman Developer release is designed for Linux, but can be modified to run on any major server operating system and with any SQL database.

Contact: Akopia, 1520 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, 801-994-9680, 707-885-3931 (fax),,

Tango 2000 Application Server

Pervasive Software Inc. introduced its Tango 2000 Application Server for Red Hat, Caldera OpenLinux and SuSE Linux. The scalable, reliable Pervasive SQL 2000 database engine is included, providing developers with a low-cost, zero-administration and robust solution for web and e-business applications. This server can also connect directly to Oracle, as well as to other leading databases through ODBC drivers.

Contact: Pervasive Software, 12365 Riata Trace Pkwy., Bldg. 11, Austin, TX 78727, 800-287-4383, 512-794-1763 (fax),,