October 2, 2003

TurboLinux to bundle Acronis PartitionExpert

October 1, 2003, South
San Francisco, CA ââ¬â Acronis,
Inc., the technological leader in systems software development, announced that
its Acronis PartitionExpert software will be bundled with Turbolinux 10 Desktop
from Turbolinux Inc., the leading distributor of the Linux operating system in
the Asia Pacific region. The Turbolinux
agreement was signed with Proton Co. Ltd, Acronisââ¬â¢ exclusive partner in Japan.

Acronis PartitionExpert is the only
disk partitioning utility that boasts both an automated and manual mode of
operation that ensure that everyone from average PC users to IT professionals
can create, resize and copy disk partitions successfully. The automated mode uses a task-based wizard
that takes average users through the steps to create, resize or copy
partitions, effectively insulating them from the technology. The manual mode
puts all of the features and options at the userââ¬â¢s fingertips. It also permits
users to create multiple partitions for adding new operating systems to their
disk.

ââ¬ÅAcronis
is closely monitoring and developing products for the growing Linux market,â�
said Max Tsypliaev, president of Acronis. ââ¬ÅOur products, unlike most of others
that are generally available, provide equally successful storage management in
both Windows and Linuxâ�.

ââ¬ÅThis agreement provides Turbolinux
users in Japan with best-of-breed disk partitioning
software, providing both experienced and relatively new users with the ability
to resize the existing Windows partition and create a room for a Linux
installation without putting their data at risk. As an added benefit,â� he
noted, ââ¬Åthis version of the software has been translated and localized for this
market, so it will work seamlessly for the Japanese user. Furthermore, the
strategic sales channels of both Proton and Turbolinux help extend the reach of
Acronis into new markets.â�

"The combination of Acronis
PartitionExpert and Turbolinux 10 Desktop provide a compelling solution for
those users seeking to exploit the power and capabilities of Linux," said Koichi
Yano, COO and President at Turbolinux. "Our agreement with Acronis and
Proton, which was reached after a thorough test of partitioning software, will
allow us to add an important component of a total systems management
solution,"

ââ¬ÅBy
bringing together the talents of both Acronis and Turbolinux, Proton is providing
a key missing ingredient in the full Turbolinux solution,â� said Masao Takeda, Managing
Director at Proton. Working with quality software vendors makes it easy to
provide significantly high quality offerings, and in this case, Turbolinux is
able to add the capabilities of one of Acronisââ¬â¢ flagship products to its
already world-class Linux distribution.â�

Terms of
the agreement were not disclosed.

About Proton Co. Ltd.

Proton Co., Ltd. was established in
1997, and through the merger in 2002, aims at being a solution provider capable
of providing both hardware and software solutions. Softboat, a software
division company of Proton, is widely recognized as a leading distributor of
imported software products in Japan with its high level of expertise in
sales and support of leading software products in multiple arenas of Enterprise system, Utility system as well as
Development component system.

Proton Web site is at http://www.proton.co.jp/.

About Turbolinux, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Turbolinuxî
Inc. is a global software company providing Linux OS and solution for
multi-platform. Backed by some of the world's leading technology companies,
including Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, NEC, Novell, Oracle,
SGI and Toshiba, Turbolinux is headquartered in Tokyo Japan with offices around the world. For
more information, visit the Turbolinux web site at http://www.turbolinux.com/.
About Acronis, Inc.

Based in South San Francisco, CA, and with offices in the Unites States, Europe and Asia, Acronisî offers system utilities for
every user. Acronis prides itself on giving the user technically advanced
software through easy-to-use Windows interfaces, wizards and one-click icon
products. Partitioning, boot management, privacy, data migration, and other
system applications are now available for all PC users at every level of
computer expertise. Its award-winning system utilities include Acronis True
Image 6.0, Acronis PartitionExpert 2003, Acronis PrivacyExpert 2003, Acronis OS
Selector 8.0, Acronis Migrate Easy 6.0, Acronis PowerUtilities 2003,
Acronis Disk Editor 6.0, Acronis RecoveryExpert, and Acronis DriveCleanser
6.0. For additional information, please visit http://www.acronis.com
or contact Stephen Lawton at Stephen.Lawton@acronis.com.

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