UnitedLinux Announces Beta Release

August 14, 2002

UnitedLinux Closed Beta Release Available by End of August Through UnitedLinux Partners; Open Beta Available by End of Q3

LINDON, Utah, CURITIBA, Brazil, NUREMBERG, Germany, and BRISBANE, Calif.

Linux Industry leaders Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), Conectiva S.A., SUSE Linux AG, and Turbolinux, Inc., today announced that UnitedLinux will be available as a closed beta product by the end of August to partners of the four founding companies. It is expected to be publicly available in open beta by the end of Q3 2002.

The UnitedLinux product is the result of an industry initiative to streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux designed for the business user. UnitedLinux will leverage the collective resources of the founding companies, with the end result designed to provide an unprecedented Linux business infrastructure and product.

With this business focus, the UnitedLinux beta incorporates features that make it ready for the global enterprise. UnitedLinux will be compliant with LSB and Li18nux, and will be available in English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French, and Hungarian.

Benefits of UnitedLinux include:

  • A global Linux for the enterprise supported by leading ISVs and IHVs
  • Local language and local time zone support for customers around the world
  • A channel of more than 16,000 resellers that sell and support UnitedLinux
  • A global support team for pre and post sales

To participate in the UnitedLinux closed beta, please visit http://www.unitedlinux.com or contact any of the four founding Linux companies.

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 www.unitedlinux.com.

About Novell
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