UnitedLinux Releases Version 1.0

Industry Leading Technology Providers Sponsor Launch Event

Las Vegas — 11/19/2002 — Today the UnitedLinux group announced the release of Version 1.0 of its UnitedLinux product, a standards-based Linux operating system targeted at the business user. UnitedLinux is the result of an industry initiative to streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux. Founding companies of UnitedLinux are Linux industry leaders Conectiva S.A., The SCO Group (NASDAQ:SCOX), SUSE LINUX AG, and Turbolinux, Inc. UnitedLinux Version 1.0 is the engine that powers products to be sold by the four companies, each with its own local language support, value-add features, and pricing.

Sponsors of the UnitedLinux 1.0 launch event are HP (NYSE:HPQ) and IBM (NYSE:IBM). Today's announcement was made during the UnitedLinux press conference at the COMDEX event in Las Vegas.

"UnitedLinux has successfully reached its first major milestone by delivering Version 1.0 according to the schedule laid out last spring when the group was formed," said Paula Hunter, general manager of UnitedLinux. "Today's launch of UnitedLinux Version 1.0 is a tribute to the collaborative skills and technical expertise of the four founding companies, as well as to the vision that brought the UnitedLinux organization into being."

Built on top of a solid and tested foundation, UnitedLinux 1.0 is an enterprise-class operating system with exceptional stability, scalability and reliability, and its high level of quality has been previously available only in expensive proprietary operating systems. Distributed virtually everywhere in the world and supported by leading global ISVs and IHVs, UnitedLinux Version 1.0 will initially be available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French and Hungarian. UnitedLinux Version 1.0 will have local language and local time zone support for customers around the world, with access to a channel of more than 16,000 resellers and a global pre- and post-sales support team. Details of global training and certification programs will be made public in the near future.

"As the leading provider of industry-standard Linux hardware and a long time proponent of open-source computing, HP believes in offering our customers the choice to deploy Linux across the platforms that best meet their individual computing needs," said Rick Becker, HP Vice President, Software CTO, Industry Standard Servers. "With the delivery of UnitedLinux Version 1.0 we are able to offer our customers, across the world, additional choice and flexibility, enabling them to deploy the best Linux solution for their business."

"Customers want to rapidly deploy Linux-based applications to realize business value, and ISVs want a common, reliable, standards based platform upon which to build their applications," said Steve Solazzo, General Manager, Linux, IBM. "Today's delivery of UnitedLinux Version 1.0, right on schedule, simplifies the tasks for application providers and customers alike, allowing them to more rapidly deploy Linux solutions with confidence."

UnitedLinux Version 1.0 incorporates a wide range of features that enhance its usefulness for enterprise environments. Details are contained in a UnitedLinux white paper at http://www.unitedlinux.com/. Some highlights are:

Products powered by UnitedLinux are being offered by the four founding companies. Details are available on request from
Conectiva S. A. - unitedlinux@conectiva.com
The SCO Group - unitedlinux@sco.com
SUSE LINUX AG - unitedlinux@suse.com
Turbolinux, Inc. - unitedlinux@turbolinux.com

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 http://www.unitedlinux.com/ or call UnitedLinux at +1-781-876-8989.