Turbolinux Sells the World's First CyberPhone K Linux Version USB Handset for Skype Users; Handset Enables Linux Users around the Globe to Make Free Peer-to-Peer Calls

TOKYO, Japan--()--Aug. 9, 2005--Turbolinux, Inc., a global leader of Linux-based solutions, today announced it will be selling CyberPhone K for Turbolinux, USB handset developed exclusively for Linux drivers. The first of its kind handset will enable free peer-to-peer Internet Protocol (IP) voice calls using Skype software and service.

CyberPhone K is a sophisticated handset that enables high-quality, free P2P phone calls all over the world between Skype users just by connecting a USB port to Skype-installed PC. The handset not only provides a better sound quality, but makes calling easier for Skype users by providing a dial key sequence just like the handset they commonly use.

The CyberPhone K was originally designed for Windows users, not for Linux users. Due to the rapid increase in Skype users, Turbolinux developed the Linux driver for CyberPhone K, leveraging its accumulated know-how as a Linux distributor. After extensive trials on Turbolinux 10 Desktop, Turbolinux began selling the world's first Linux Skype supporting handset "CyberPhone K for Turbolinux".

Product Overview

-- Product Name:   CyberPhone K for Turbolinux

-- Release Date:   May 31, 2005
                   Available at Turbolinux online shop
                   (http://www.turbolinux.co.jp/online_shop/)

-- Retail Price:   8,925 yen or $79.64 USD (tax included, shipping
                    cost not included)

-- Contents:       Handset with USB cable, guarantee card and others


Hardware Requirements

-- CPU:            Clock Frequency: more than 400MHz (over 1GHz is
                    recommended)
                   Any processor for PC/AT compatible machine is
                    supportable.
-- HDD:            More than 15MB (over 30MB is recommended)

-- Memory:         Physical Memory: more than 128MB (over 256MB is
                    recommended)

-- Supporting OS:  Turbolinux 10 Desktop, Turbolinux 10 Desktop Basic

For more information on "CyberPhone K for Turbolinux", please visit http://www.turbolinux.co.jp/products/cyberphonek/

For more information on "Turbolinux 10 Desktop", please visit http://www.turbolinux.com/products/tl10d/

About Turbolinux, Inc.

Turbolinux develops and sells the leading Linux OS for distribution in Asia-Pacific. The operating system is optimized to run on a wide range of hardware platforms, including Intel-based servers and IBM mainframes. Turbolinux, with headquarters in Japan, plays a major role in developing Linux systems for the Japanese market, including Japanese and Chinese language "double-byte" text support. More than half of Turbolinux's staff is dedicated to Linux engineering development and support, providing expert support and custom application development services that go beyond Japanese localization issues. Turbolinux works extensively with standards bodies and partners to ensure certification and software compatibility in all business environments. For more information, visit www.turbolinux.com.

Contacts

Turbolinux, Inc.
Linda Arai, +81 3 6406 2917
linda@turbolinux.co.jp

Contacts

Turbolinux, Inc.
Linda Arai, +81 3 6406 2917
linda@turbolinux.co.jp