Borland Certifies SUSE for New Kylix Development Environment

January 31, 2001

SUSE Users Benefit from World's First Native Rapid Application Development Environment for Linux

New York, NY

Today at LinuxWorld Expo (booth 1603), Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: BORL), a leading provider of e-business implementation platforms, announced that major Linux® distributions, including SUSE are certified for Kylix. These certified Linux distributions offer their customers the ability to quickly and easily develop applications with Borland® Kylix.

Borland Kylix is the first native rapid application development (RAD) environment for the Linux operating system (OS). Kylix radically simplifies native Linux application development by offering a high-performance, visual environment to create powerful desktop, client/server, database and Apache web applications.

"We are very excited to be working with Borland. Kylix will bring with it countless developers and applications and begin the next wave in Linux development," said Volker Wiegand, president of SUSE Inc. "Combining Kylix's Rapid Application Development with Open Source will accelerate the speed with which innovations will occur in the Linux community."

"We are thrilled that the Linux industry leaders are joining forces to catapult Linux to the forefront of desktop, client/server and e-business computing," said Michael Swindell, director of product management, RAD tools for Borland.

About Borland® Kylix

Borland Kylix, the first native-code rapid application development (RAD) environment for the Linux platform, is a component-based development environment for two-way visual development of graphical user interface (GUI), Internet, database and web server applications. Kylix integrates a leading edge development environment, interactive debugger, intuitive visual designer and a comprehensive component palette to give developers the tools they need to deliver Linux applications fast. Kylix's state of the art optimizing compiler is seamlessly integrated to produce high-performance applications at high-speed. For more information about Kylix, visit

About Borland

Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business implementation solutions. Borland is the vendor of choice for professional e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance and availability. Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at, the community site at or call Borland at (800) 632-2864.

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