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UnitedLinux Counts Over 15,000 Downloads of Beta in First Month

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Oct. 30, 2002 - From its initial availability on Sept. 23, over 15,000 downloads of the UnitedLinux beta release were initiated, the UnitedLinux group reported today. This figure translates to more than 500 downloads per day - an impressively high rate. UnitedLinux is a standards-based Linux operating system targeted at the business user, the result of an industry initiative to streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux. UnitedLinux founding companies are Linux industry leaders Conectiva S.A., The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX), SuSE Linux AG, and Turbolinux, Inc.

"The large number of downloads of our beta release, by individuals and organizations from countries around the world, demonstrates the high level of global interest in the Linux operating system and in UnitedLinux deliverables in particular," said Paula Hunter, general manager of UnitedLinux. "We know we are offering a quality distribution, and expect a number of the download recipients to become early adopters of UnitedLinux Version 1.0. Clearly we are poised to deliver on our goal of broad enterprise deployment of Linux worldwide."

Hunter spoke from the LinuxWorld Conference in Frankfurt, where she is delivering a presentation today, Wednesday, Oct. 30, entitled "UnitedLinux: A Global Partnership Delivering Linux for the Enterprise."

The UnitedLinux operating system is geared for the enterprise. UnitedLinux Version 1.0 will be compliant with existing Linux standards such as Linux Standard Base (LSB) and OpenI18N (internationalization and localization), and will be available in English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French, and Hungarian. Supported by leading global ISVs and IHVs, UnitedLinux will have local language and local time zone support for customers around the world, with a channel of more than 16,000 resellers and a global pre- and post-sales support team.

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 http://www.unitedlinux.com or call UnitedLinux at +1-781-876-8989.



Conectiva S.A. The SCO Group SuSE Linux AG Turbolinux, Inc.

Conectiva S.A

The SCO Group

SuSE Linux AG

Turbolinux, Inc.

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