August 14, 2002

United Linux announces beta release

LINDON, Utah, CURITIBA, Brazil, NUREMBERG, Germany, and BRISBANE, Calif. -Aug.
14, 2002- Linux Industry leaders Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD),
Conectiva S.A., SuSE Linux AG, and Turbolinux, Inc., today announced that
UnitedLinux will be available as a closed beta product by the end of August to
partners of the four founding companies. It is expected to be publicly
available in open beta by the end of Q3 2002.
The UnitedLinux product is the result of an industry initiative to streamline
Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of
Linux designed for the business user. UnitedLinux will leverage the collective
resources of the founding companies, with the end result designed to provide
an unprecedented an unprecedented Linux business infrastructure and product.

With this business focus, the UnitedLinux beta incorporates features that make
it ready for the global enterprise. UnitedLinux will be compliant with LSB and
Li18nux, and will be available in English, Japanese, Simplified and
Traditional Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French, and

Benefits of UnitedLinux include:
* A global Linux for the enterprise supported by leading ISVs and IHVs
* Local language and local time zone support for customers around the world
* A channel of more than 16,000 resellers that sell and support UnitedLinux
* A global support team for pre and post sales

To participate in the UnitedLinux closed beta, please visit or contact any of the four founding Linux companies.

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

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