TurboLinux Adds E-Commerce Suite to New Server
02/23/00 12:00 AM PT
TurboLinux has entered into a partnership with Akopia, a provider of online business solutions, to bundle its latest server software package with an e-commerce suite.
The Linux software vendor will now give users of its new TurboLinux Server version 6.0 access to the Tallyman open-source e-commerce storefront management system. The e-commerce enabling tool is, according to TurboLinux, browser-based and manages online transactions, secures order capture, tax, and shipping calculations and works with real-time payment processing systems.
The company also announced in early February at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York City that it is bundling the OpenMerchant e-commerce application made by OpenSales, Inc. with its TurboLinux Server 6.0 product.
"Until now, the only free e-commerce software available has been individual components -- a shopping cart here, a search engine there," stated David Adams, founder and CEO of the Salt Lake City, Utah-based Akopia. "Developers no longer have to choose between licensing bits and pieces of an e-commerce solution or building something from scratch."
The development team that created Tallyman also produced the ShopSite e-commerce software program. Tallyman is released under the GPL (GNU Public License), which allows developers to alter, customize and enhance the software according to their needs.
TurboLinux also announced today that it will be opening new European offices. The announcement comes on the heels of recent European moves by both Red Hat and newcomer Stormix.
The new TurboLinux Germany office, which will be based Hamburg, will serve as headquarters for the company's business operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Other offices are set to open in Kranj, Slovenia and Plymouth in the United Kingdom.
"Our global customers have asked TurboLinux to offer local education, support, services and sales in the European Union to back our products," commented TurboLinux CEO Cliff Miller. "We plan to build upon our successes in the Asian and North American markets to better serve our European enterprise customers."
The San Francisco, California-based TurboLinux announced a strategic alliance earlier this month with Inprise/Borland Corp. (Nasdaq: INPR), a provider of Internet access tools and services.
Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement, the companies will test, certify, integrate, enhance and market their Linux products, providing business clients with end-to-end solutions, including support and training services.