Caldera Announces OpenLinux eDesktop Pre-load On Select IBM ThinkPads

Caldera Continues Relationship of Firsts With IBM

OREM, Utah - June 20, 2000 - Caldera Systems Inc., (Nasdaq: CALD - news) today announced the pre-loading of OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 on select models of the recently announced IBM® ThinkPad® A series and ThinkPad T series notebooks.

Ideal for software developers and IT professionals, the pre-configured notebooks dramatically cut the time needed to set-up and tune the system.

OpenLinux eDesktop is high-performance client software optimized for the Internet. It includes powerful Internet-ready applications designed specifically to help end-users maximize the power of the Internet. eDesktop is the first Linux product to preconfigure key browser plug-ins/players such as Macromedia Flash and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

``Another wall comes tumbling down,'' said Ransom Love, president and chief executive officer for Caldera Systems Inc. ``IBM is validating Linux on notebooks - particularly OpenLinux. For professionals desiring a choice of enterprise operating systems, OpenLinux eDesktop on IBM ThinkPads meets the eBusiness needs of IT professionals.''

``Pre-loading OpenLinux eDesktop on IBM ThinkPads moves Linux into mainstream mobile computing for IT professionals and software developers,'' said Bill Claybrook, research director for Linux and Open Source Software at the Aberdeen Group. ``This is a significant move for Linux and Caldera.''

The announcement is another important development in the relationship between IBM and Caldera. Caldera's OpenLinux eDesktop is the first pre-load of Linux on an IBM ThinkPad.

Earlier this year, Caldera's OpenLinux eServer was the first Linux solution to be pre-loaded on IBM's Netfinity class servers; and IBM's WebSphere is the Web server in Caldera's eBuilder - a Linux eBusiness platform for Internet commerce.

Caldera Systems Inc.

Caldera Systems Inc. is a ``Linux for eBusiness'' technology leader in developing and marketing successful Linux-based business solutions, including its award-winning OpenLinux, NetWare for Linux, Linux technical training, certification and support -- with free 30-day phone support and on-site consulting.

Caldera OpenLearning Providers offer exceptional distribution-neutral Linux training and certification based on Linux Professional Institute (LPI(TM)) certification standards. Caldera Systems supports the open source community and is a leader in, and advocate of Linux Standard Base (LSB(TM)) and LPI(TM).

Caldera Inc. was founded in 1994. Caldera Systems Inc. was created in 1998 to develop Linux-based business solutions. Based in Orem, Caldera Systems has offices and 800+ resellers worldwide. For more information, see or in the U.S. call 888-GO-Linux (888/465-4689).

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Forward-Looking Statements

The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The company wishes to advise readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.

Those factors include the failure of the products described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility with some platforms or other defects our reliance on developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies; the company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; failure of our brand or the Linux operating system to achieve the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public license; our reliance on third party developers of components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights; and disruption in the company's distribution sales channel.