Adaptec Provides ULTRA2
to Linux Community
MILPITAS, Calif. - November 30, 1998 - In support of the Linux operating
system, Adaptec has provided the necessary tools, product, and documentation required for
the development of Ultra2 drivers. The Ultra2 driver development support that Adaptec has
provided will offer users huge performance and stability increases. Ultra2 capabilities
are now available in the main LINUX source and
will be released in Red Hat Software's Linux 5.2 OS product.
"The current Linux support of Adaptec products is better than anything previously
available to the Linux OS community", said Doug Ledford, developer of Linux Ultra2
drivers at Red Hat Software. "Adaptec's continuous support is additional proof that
the Linux OS is growing rapidly."
"Adaptec is committed to being an industry leader by offering the most reliable
operating system support," said Lee Caswell, director of performance solutions at
Adaptec. " By working with Red Hat Software we are ensuring that comprehensive driver
technology is available to the Linux OS community."
Adaptec recognizes the continued development model for Linux OS as a benefit to the PC
industry. They also provide SCSI chip design and host adapters to key Linux OS developers,
and product information for quality assurance labs to Linux OS distributors.
Adaptec provides bandwidth management technologies for organizations building the global
information infrastructure. Its high-performance I/O, connectivity, and network products
are incorporated into the systems and products of major computer and peripheral
manufacturers. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in
Milpitas, Calif., Adaptec (NASDAQ: ADPT) employs people worldwide in design,
manufacturing, sales, service and distribution. Adaptec's home page is
Linux is the cooperatively developed POSIX-oriented, multi-user, multi-tasking operating
system used world wide. Linux is used as an exceptional value, fully functional UNIX
workstation for Internet servers and other applications. Red Hat Linux is maintained as
"freely distributable" software available from many sites on the Internet.