Microtel to bundle SUSE Linux for Walmart.com

July 15, 2003

SUSE Linux and Microtel Computer Systems today announced that Microtel PCs preloaded with the SUSE Linux 8.2 operating system are for sale at Walmart.com.

Oakland, CA

SUSE Linux and Microtel Computer Systems today announced that Microtel PCs preloaded with the SUSE Linux 8.2 operating system are for sale at Walmart.com. Prices start at $298 USD and provide a range of PC options to give customers diverse and affordable alternatives to proprietary systems. This offer is limited to www.walmart.com online purchases and not available through Wal-Mart stores.

The Microtel/SUSE Linux 8.2 PCs support all the activities users expect From their Pcs -- preloaded with applications for numerous office, multimedia, image processing, games and Internet applications. Customers can surf the Net with Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, or KDE's integrated browser/file manager Konqueror. In addition, users can manage finances and create documents and presentations with the MS Office-compatible OpenOffice.org.

"We look forward to this unique partnership with Microtel and Walmart.com as an opportunity to continue to build our customer base in the United States," said Holger Dyroff, General Manager of Americas, SUSE Linux. "This new offering reflects the growing demand for affordable and innovative Linux systems and the widespread adoption of open source."

"We are excited about joining forces with SUSE Linux to bring Walmart.com customers more options with their PC purchase," said Rich Hindman, Vice President of Microtel Computer Systems. "We believe the obvious cost benefits of this new product will attract a new wave of Linux users."

About Microtel Computer Systems

Microtel Computer Systems through its built-to-order business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Microtel desktop PCs are sold through U.S. retailers, System Integrators, and VARS/VADS. Visit www.microtelinc.com for more information.

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