August 30, 2002

ShaoLin Aptus 2.0 wins 2002 award, a leading and trusted Linux publication for technology professionals from IDG, selected five winners from 250 worldwide competitors at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Four out of five winners are based in United States, and ShaoLin Microsystems was the only company from the Asia Pacific region, Hong Kong.

The awards honor the most innovative Linux products or services able to drive the Linux evolution in the enterprise. IDG weighed ShaoLin Aptus 2.0 and its technology precisely on the merits of its features and functionalities, as well as its impact on evolving Linux in the enterprise. ''Chinese developed Linux technology is truly able to pull ahead of estern developed Linux technology,'' said ShaoLin's Managing Director, David Chow.

ShaoLin Aptus is a simplified and fit client network architecture-based Linux workstation deployment and management solution. It is a middle-ware for Linux that turns a fat client PC network into a "Fit Client" network, a powerful hybrid combining the central management and reliability of thin clients with the performance and flexibility of fat client PC's.

ShaoLin Aptus incorporates ShaoLin's Intelligent Union Architecture (IUA) to manage configuration files and utilize shared system resources. As a cluster-like network, ShaoLin Aptus enables central management and data consistency across all workstations; it extends savings by lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) of desktop computers. ShaoLin Aptus dissolves the Linux desktop administration headaches and simplifies management across every enterprise.

About ShaoLin Microsystems Ltd.

ShaoLin Microsystems Ltd. is focused on the creation and development of Linux-based systems and solutions. ShaoLin gives customers full command over their desktop computing networks with end-to-end software solutions based on our cutting-edge Linux kernel, file system, and network management technology. ShaoLin Microsystems was founded in 2000 with a mission to develop and market superior Linux-based solutions to multiply efficiency in organizations, increase productivity, and reduce costs. We believe our success relies on the capability to understand the needs and desires of customers and consistently deliver excellent products and services. We strive to provide customers the best solution based on our 3R strategy, the "Right thing at the Right time for the Right person".

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For press and analyst inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Sufan Kan, Marketing & Public Relations
ShaoLin Microsystems Ltd.
Tel: +852 2352 5568


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