Press Release

Young Minds, Inc. Adds Linux Support for Entire Product Line of CD-R and DVD-R Systems  

Redlands, California, January 18, 2000 - Young Minds, Inc. (YMi ) of Redlands, California announced today that its entire product line of CD-Recordable and DVD-Recordable solutions are now available for Linux operating systems at or above the 2.2.10 kernel level.

Young Minds has always supported a wide array of Unix platforms, as well as Windows NT. With this additional platform support, Young Minds now provides the widest variety of scalable disc storage solutions that can be implemented at any point and on virtually any platform within the enterprise. This allows IT professionals the broadest range of options when incorporating CD-R and DVD-R capabilities into their networks. Company President Matthew Hornbeck provided some additional reasons for the additional Linux platform support:

"Over the past year, most major Unix vendors, including Sun, HP, IBM, and Silicon Graphics, have embraced Linux. We have always been committed to providing our customers with portable, enterprise-capable data archival and distribution solutions. The rapid adoption of Linux as an accepted corporate standard makes this a natural progression for Young Minds." 
Young Mindsí products now available for Linux include CD Studio, MPS4, and DVD Studio (now in Beta testing). The addition of Linux support further extends the portability, upgradeability and utility of Young Mindsí CD-R and DVD-R solutions. These systems were already available for most Unix implementations from major hardware and software vendors, including Sun, HP, IBM, SGI, Unisys, NCR, QNX, SCO, Compaq/Digital, and Data General. 

All Young Mindsí CD-R and DVD-R products feature a unique controller-based design that simplifies installation, configuration, and operation with Linux workstations and servers by eliminating the need for custom drivers. The controller-based design also allows network-access from Unix, Linux, and Windows NT workstations / servers. Since the controller isolates the CD/DVD recorder from the workstation/server sending data for recording, it ensures the integrity of the recorded disc. 

About Young Minds, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Young Minds, Inc. (YMi) provides a complete line of network capable DVD and CD Recording solutions for UNIX, Linux, and Windows NT. YMi pioneered CD-Recording and CD-ROM mass storage in the UNIX market, and continues to deliver the most innovative solutions that are reliable, cost-effective and easy to use. Andrew Young, Chairman and co-founder of the company, authored the Rock Ridge Interchange Protocols which define additional functionality for ISO 9660 standard discs used in UNIX environments.

Thousands of YMi systems are in use throughout the world in business, industry, government agencies and educational institutions. Young Minds can be reached on the Internet at, or email

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