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UnitedLinux Version 1.0 Supports AMD Opteron(tm) Processor-Based Systems

AMD-Supported Offerings "Powered by UnitedLinux" Shipping Since November '02

New York
April 22, 2003

UnitedLinux, the industry consortium comprised of Conectiva, The SCO Group, SUSE Linux and Turbolinux, today reaffirmed that UnitedLinux Version 1.0 supports AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based systems. UnitedLinux Version 1.0, released in November 2002, is the engine that powers products sold by the four companies, each with its own value-add features, services and pricing. AMD (NYSE:AMD) is an inaugural member of the UnitedLinux Technology Partner program.

"AMD's 64-bit architecture allowed us to deliver a 32-bit solution last year that would be 64-bit enabled as AMD Opteron(tm) processors became available to the market," said Paula Hunter, general manager of UnitedLinux. "We look forward to continued collaboration with AMD to enable rapid and efficient ports of 32- and 64-bit Linux-based applications and systems."

"AMD and UnitedLinux share a common goal to provide scalable, reliable and affordable Linux-based solutions for the enterprise," said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit. "Companies choosing systems based on our AMD Opteron(tm) processors will now have an x86-based option for capturing the advantages of 64-bit UnitedLinux products."

Founding companies of UnitedLinux are Linux industry leaders Conectiva S.A., The SCO Group (NASDAQ:SCOX), SUSE Linux, and Turbolinux, Inc. Built on top of a solid and tested foundation, the group's first product, 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. UnitedLinux Version 1.0 incorporates a wide range of features that enhance its usefulness for enterprise environments.

Products powered by UnitedLinux 1.0 include Conectiva Linux Enterprise Edition from Conectiva S.A., SCO Linux Server 4.0 from The SCO Group, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 from SUSE Linux, and Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8 from Turbolinux.

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.

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.

AMD, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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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