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Orem, Utah - Caldera® Systems Inc. has announced the release of OpenLinux 1.3. This new Linux-based business solution includes the KDE® desktop interface and Adaptive Server Enterprise from Sybase® Inc. With the release of OpenLinux 1.3, Caldera System Inc. expands their commitment to business customers by providing a stable, fully tested and integrated product.

"Our surveys indicate that more and more business people are looking at Linux as an alternative to Windows NT® or UNIX on Intel®," said Ransom Love, President and CEO of Caldera Systems Inc. "Many business customers do not want to recompile the kernel but want the power of Linux, they're looking for a solution -- not just an OS. Our focus with 1.3 is to provide the first time Linux user or business customer with the opportunity to evaluate Linux without having to know the technology inside and out. However, we do provide the Linux source code for those wishing to customise and recompile the kernel. In short, we've simplified the install, provided KDE as a GUI and added personal productivity and business applications like Sybase ASE so the customer can make Linux work for them."

OpenLinux 1.3

OpenLinux 1.3 includes many updated utilities and the following components:

   *  KDE Desktop (GUI) interface
   *  Sybase ASE Database
   *  NetWare Client Software
   *  NetWare Administration Utilities
   *  StarOffice 4.0 (word processor, spreadsheet, E-mail and
      presentation software)
   *  Linux 2.0.35 kernel
   *  Netscape Communicator
   *  DR-DOS
   *  xFree86 3.3.2
   *  Linux Source Code
   *  Getting Started Guide (one manual -- five languages: English,
      French, Italian, German and Spanish)

Channel Strategy

OpenLinux 1.3 will be sold to Caldera Systems Inc. channel partners at standard discounts.


OpenLinux 1.3 is available at US dlrs 59 SRP. Registered users of OpenLinux Base/ Standard 1.2 may upgrade for dlrs 49. OpenLinux Base purchasers who have purchased either 30 days prior to or 30 days after the new release will receive a free copy of OpenLinux 1.3 with proof of purchase.

Suggested System Requirements

OpenLinux 1.3 ?16 MB RAM, 350 MB Hard Disk . StarOffice and additional packages require 100+ MB of additional disk space, 386, 486 or Pentium/Compatible.


KDE is a powerful graphical desktop environment for UNIX workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the UNIX operating system.

Adaptive Server Enterprise

Adaptive Server Enterprise is optimised to provide scalable, high-performance online transaction processing capabilities for business-critical applications in unpredictable, mixed-workload environments. Adaptive Server Enterprise is a part of Sybase's enterprise data management offerings, which address the distributed computing requirements of global organisations. These capabilities include Sybase's industry-leading middleware products, which enable the seamless access, movement and management of critical data residing in heterogeneous computing environments.

Contact Information

Caldera Systems, Inc. can be reached at 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689) or via E-mail at Please bookmark to access the Caldera Systems Inc. Web site.

Caldera Systems, Inc. designs, develops and markets a line of Linux-based business solutions, including OpenLinux, NetWare for Linux, technical training and support.

Caldera Systems Inc. is a registered trademark; and OpenLinux is a trademark of Caldera Inc. All other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Sybase, Inc.

Headquartered in Emeryville, CA, Sybase, Inc. is one of the ten largest global independent software companies. The company helps businesses manage and deliver applications, content, and data anywhere they are needed. Sybase's products, combined with its world-class professional services and partner technologies, provide a comprehensive platform for delivering the integrated solutions businesses need to be successful. Leveraging its existing strengths in enterprise data management and enterprise application development, Sybase, Inc. is focused on delivering end-to-end solutions for mobile and embedded computing, data warehousing, and Web computing environments. Sybase customers represent the industries leading the global economy, with strong concentrations in financial services, public sector, telecommunications, health care, and media and entertainment. Sybase, Inc. is the official software supplier for the 1998 World Cup. The company's Web address is

Troll Tech AS is a computer software company specialising in multi-platform C++ libraries for graphical user interfaces. Its flagship product Qt is used as a basis for successful commercial applications worldwide. Troll Tech is located in Oslo, Norway.


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