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iAnywhere Solutions and SUSE Linux AG Unveil Technology Alliance

The alliance between leading technology providers demonstrates the growing importance of Linux as a platform for professional application development.

DUBLIN, Calif.
August 11, 2003

iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), and SUSE Linux AG, one of the world's leading suppliers of the open source Linux operating system, have agreed to enter into a technology alliance. As part of this alliance, iAnywhere Solutions will be given access to continuing Linux developments at SUSE in addition to support for the optimization of SQL Anywhere Studio for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server powered by UnitedLinux.

"With SQL Anywhere Studio, our customers now have access to one of the market leading solutions for mobile data management," said Uwe Heine, chief alliance officer at SUSE Linux. "As a result, these companies can take advantage of new opportunities for realizing technically advanced and innovative solutions under a secure and flexible server operating system."

"Linux has become increasingly important for medium-sized firms and large corporations due to the cost benefits it provides and its efficiency," said Mike Darabos, Manager Strategic Projects Europe, at iAnywhere Solutions. "Partnering with SUSE will help iAnywhere Solutions to reach an even broader base within this growing community of Linux developers."

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server powered by UnitedLinux is a Linux solution for corporate customers available worldwide, based on international standards such as LSB and Li18nux, being developed under the direction of SUSE Linux. Specially conceived for corporate use, this Linux operating system offers professional users the opportunity to focus on a single, advanced corporate solution leveraging Linux. Users of this innovative solution can leverage SQL Anywhere Studio, the market-leading database for mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments, to create flexible, reliable database-powered enterprise applications.

In addition to iAnywhere Solutions, several leading producers of hardware and applications such as AMD, Borland, Computer Associates, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Fujitsu Japan, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, NEC, Progress Software, and SAP are also supporting the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server powered by UnitedLinux. The UnitedLinux initiative not only reduces the amount of effort and expenditure required to test compatibility but, above all, it allows more rapid and efficient development of application software for the standardized Linux operating system.

About iAnywhere Solutions

iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. empowers the unwired enterprise with always available access to enterprise information. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, including 78 of the Fortune 100, rely on the iAnywhere Solutions? industry leading database for mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments as well as the company's mobile middleware and m-Business solutions. In addition, eight million registered users leverage AvantGo®, the company's mobile Internet service. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.

iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, SQL Anywhere, UltraLite and AvantGo are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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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Email: kbarney@suse.com

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