March 1, 2004

VERITAS Continues Linux Push

At the January LinuxWorld Expo 2004, VERITAS made a number of
announcements that demonstrate this company's commitment to the Linux
space, and the new products have kept coming steadily since then.

One of the major changes is that, while before, VERITAS Linux
solutions were only available for Red Hat Linux, support for SUSE has
also been added for its core Linux product line--except for NetBackup,
which has supported SUSE and Red Hat since v4.5 in April 2002.

When asked whether the initial decision to make this happen was made
before or after Novell's initial mentions of potentially purchasing
SUSE, Ranajit Nevatia (VERITAS director of Linux Strategy) pointed out
that this move actually began two years ago and took this long to
implementwith the Novell and SUSE news coming merely at an opportune
time, perhaps reinforcing the wisdom of this strategy.



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