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ShaoLin Microsystems and SUSE Announce Strategic Technology Partnership

ShaoLin Aptus will be enhanced to support SUSE Linux by deploying its expertise in every different size of organization.

Nuremberg
November 15, 2002

ShaoLin Aptus will be enhanced to support SUSE Linux by deploying its expertise in every different size of organization. The new edition of ShaoLin Aptus will also support for SuSE Linux 8.1. The result is the ShaoLin Aptus, an enhanced middle-ware offering that will meet the needs of a broader market. However, it also provides SUSE customers with a completely unique solution which combines advanced Linux desktop deployment and management solution with the leading SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and SUSE Linux 8.1. which extends an unprecedented level of user-friendly design and functionality for PC users, offering the stability and security of the Linux operating system on their computers. The most comprehensive and cost effective solution is available to businesses all size and industries.

"Under this partnership, ShaoLin will have access to the full range of SUSE technical resources and skills, including company's extensive research and development capabilities," said Boris Nalbach, CTO of SuSE Linux AG. "Together with ShaoLin, we provide our enterprise customers powerful Linux desktop solutions approaching with their needs - simplified management and cost-effective throughout the networking systems."

"By entering into this cooperation with SuSE., ShaoLin customers will be able to streamline their whole computer operating systems for fast Linux desktop deployment, high data protection and decreased unplanned downtime. The growth of Linux in the enterprise means that customers have another better choice for their operating systems.'' said David Chow, Managing Director of ShaoLin Microsystems.


About ShaoLin Microsystems

ShaoLin Microsystems Ltd. is focused on the creation and development of Linux-based systems and solutions. ShaoLin gives customers full command over their desktop computing networks with end-to-end software solutions based on our cutting-edge Linux kernel, file system, and network management technology. ShaoLin Microsystems was founded in 2000 with a mission to develop and market superior Linux-based solutions to multiply efficiency in organizations, increase productivity, and reduce costs. We believe our success relies on the capability to understand the needs and desires of customers and consistently deliver excellent products and services. We strive to provide customers the best solution based on our 3R strategy, the "Right thing at the Right time for the Right person". For further information, please visit our web site www.shaolinmicro.com.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell® Nsure™), Web application development (Novell exteNd™) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise™), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell NgageSM). Active in the open source community with its Ximian and SUSE Linux brands, Novell is firmly committed to open source and offers comprehensive Linux products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server. Novell's vision of one Net - a world without information boundaries - helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically. For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272) or visit http://www.novell.com. Press should visit http://www.novell.com/pressroom.

Novell is a registered trademarks; Nsure, exteNd and Nteprise are trademarks; and Ngage is a service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE Linux AG. * All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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SUSE
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