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Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Now Available on UnitedLinux 1.0

UnitedLinux today announced that it has completed certification of UnitedLinux Version 1.0 with both Oracle9i Database and its database clustering technology, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters.

WAKEFIELD, Mass.
February 28, 2003

UnitedLinux today announced that it has completed certification of UnitedLinux Version 1.0 with both Oracle9i Database and its database clustering technology, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters. UnitedLinux is an industry initiative designed to streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux. Committed to the wide-spread market adoption of Linux, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, has been delivering leading database solutions to enterprise customers since 1979.

Through a dedicated engineering relationship among UnitedLinux founder companies and with the support of HP (NYSE:HPQ), all the products powered by UnitedLinux 1.0 have been tested and certified with Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters. Products powered by UnitedLinux 1.0 include Conectiva Linux Enterprise Edition from Conectiva S.A. (www.conectiva.com), SCO Linux Server 4.0 from The SCO Group (www.sco.com), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 from SUSE Linux, and Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8 from Turbolinux (www.turbolinux.com).

"Completing the certification with Oracle9i Database is a milestone for UnitedLinux, delivering another piece of our vision of a consistent, interoperable global Linux distribution," said Paula Hunter, general manager of UnitedLinux LLC. "Customers choosing solutions with products powered by UnitedLinux 1.0 can now use Oracle9i Database and its database clustering technology with confidence."

"The certification of UnitedLinux with Oracle9i Database is yet another proof point of Oracle's substantial commitment to validating Linux as an enterprise-class platform," said Dave Dargo, vice president, Linux Program Office, Oracle Corporation. "Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters running on products powered by UnitedLinux offer customers a reliable, robust and cost-effective combination for the most demanding workloads."

Founding companies of UnitedLinux are Linux industry leaders Conectiva S.A., The SCO Group (NASDAQ:SCOX), SUSE Linux, and Turbolinux, Inc. UnitedLinux Version 1.0 is the engine that powers products sold by the four companies, each with its own value-add features, support and pricing. Built on top of a solid and tested foundation, UnitedLinux 1.0 is an enterprise-class operating system with exceptional stability, scalability and reliability, and its high level of quality has been previously available only in expensive proprietary operating systems. Distributed virtually everywhere in the world and supported by leading global ISVs and IHVs, UnitedLinux Version 1.0 is initially available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French and Hungarian. UnitedLinux Version 1.0 has local language and local time zone support for customers around the world, with access to a channel of more than 16,000 resellers and a global pre- and post-sales support team.

More information about Oracle and SUSE Linux can be found at the SuSE/Oracle Support matrix.

About UnitedLinux

UnitedLinux is a partnership of industry-leading Linux companies combining their intellectual property, geographic mind share, sales, support and marketing expertise to produce a uniform distribution of Linux designed for business. UnitedLinux applies the collaborative development model of open source to the business model to enable a one-stop shop for developers, partners and customers to install, support and maintain quality business solutions based on Linux anywhere in the world. UnitedLinux is actively recruiting membership for both industry software developers and those who provide Linux as an integral part of their business solutions. For more information, visit http://www.unitedlinux.com/ or call UnitedLinux at +1-781-876-8989.

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.

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