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Fujitsu Siemens packages SUSE Linux with PRIMERGY Servers

OEM Agreement provides customers with complete Linux Server package

Munich / Oakland
May 12, 2003

Fujitsu Siemens Computers and SUSE Linux today announced a joint offering combining PRIMERGY servers with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 - significantly simplifying the ordering process for partners and customers and more closely melding hardware and software.

The Linux option -- in response to strong demand by customers and partners in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) -- includes all PRIMERGY servers, from the entry-level system with one processor right through to the high-end 16-way server.

"The package we've put together with SUSE is especially attractive to our sales partners," said Bernd Bischoff, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "They can now offer their customers complete solutions based on PRIMERGY servers and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 with relatively little overhead."

"We believe the simplicity of this package will cause a considerable increase in demand," said Petra Heinrich, Vice President Partner Sales & Services at SUSE Linux. "With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 on PRIMERGY servers, corporate customers can utilize the technical strengths of Linux -- while at the same time reducing the complexity and costs of their IT with an easy-to-maintain platform."

The PRIMERGY servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers are based on Intel architecture and - due to their high level of standardization -- offer a particularly attractive price-performance ratio. PRIMERGY servers are characterized by their reliability, performance and scalability. The product family ranges from the mono-processor system to the 16-way server -- offering the right system architecture for multiple of application areas.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 combines the stability and security of Linux with a five-year system maintenance and support -- providing long-term investment protection for users. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 provides powerful, sophisticated tools for all standard server services such as file, print, web and security services. Validations for central corporate applications such as mySAP.com and Oracle databases qualify SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 as a basis for storage, application and e-commerce solutions. - end -

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers:

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and consumers the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG.

"Powering the Information Age" is the company's vision. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will enable people to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time with world-leading products, services and solutions, thus ensuring people?s success within a knowledge-based society. The strategic direction is focused on Mobility and Business Critical Computing as the key drivers of the Information Age in the 21st century.

The company offers everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of mobile computing products, PCs and workstations to business customers, and is the No. 1 supplier of computers for home users in Europe. For further information, please visit: www.fujitsu-siemens.com

PR Contacts Fujitsu Siemens Computers:
Amy Flécher
Head of Communications
Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 636 50076
Fax: + 49 (0) 89 636 57555
amy.flecher@fujitsu-siemens.com

Lothar Lechtenberg
PR Manager
Tel.: + 49 (0) 211 6178 2828
Fax: + 49 (0) 211 6178 1168
lothar.lechtenberg@fujitsu-siemens.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.

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