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From: "Mark Larwood" <mark_larwood@omnis-software.com>
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Public Relations
Mark Aspinall
+44 (0)1728 603011


New Linux product emphasizes Database Access Modules including Native
Support for IBM's DB2 Universal Database

SAN CARLOS, CALIFORNIA 11th October, 1999

OMNIS Technology Corporation (NASDAQ BB: "OMNS") today announced the
release of OMNIS Studio for the Linux operating system. OMNIS Studio for
Linux completed a successful Beta release at LinuxWorld in August, 1999
and is one of the first rapid application development environments (RAD)
available for the Linux platform.
"Extending our technology to support the Linux operating system was a
logical step considering the number of businesses migrating to Linux and
we are delighted to be one of the first to market with a RAD tool for
the Linux platform " said Gwyneth Gibbs, President of OMNIS Software.
With this release, OMNIS Studio and the OMNIS Web Client Technology now
provides true cross platform development and cross server deployment of
both Client Server and Web based solutions across the Linux, Windows and
Macintosh Operating Systems. OMNIS Studio also includes native database
support for many leading Database Management Systems (DBMS) including
native support for IBM's DB2 Universal Database for Linux.
"To stay competitive in an e-business environment, customers are looking
for ways to rapidly develop and implement Web-based applications," said
Jim Kelly, vice president, data management marketing, IBM Software
Solutions Division. "Today's announcement will enable OMNIS customers to
leverage the power and unmatched scalability of DB2 Universal Database
-- the industry's first multimedia, Web-ready database software
environment for e-business."
OMNIS Studio for Linux is freely available for download at both
www.calderasystems.com and www.omnis-software.com. "We see OMNIS Studio
as the answer for Visual Basic programmers and customers looking to
Linux to solve performance, stability and ease-of-use problems," said
Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems, Inc. "With our Linux
for Business focus and the explosive growth of the Linux industry, we
are receiving more and more requests for rapid application development
tools. Our collaboration with OMNIS Software will provide these tools
and solutions to ISVs and corporate application developers."

OMNIS Technology Corporation
OMNIS Technology Corporation develops tools for the rapid development
and deployment of sophisticated Web and client/server applications.
Corporate headquarters is located at 981 Industrial Road, Building B,
San Carlos, CA  94070.  Telephone: 650-632-7100. Fax: 650-632-7130.
OMNIS has international offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, The
Netherlands, Scandinavia and distributors throughout Europe and Asia
Pacific. Additional information is available on the company's Web site,
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.

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Copyright 1999. OMNIS is a registered trademark of OMNIS Software
Limited (formerly Blyth Software Limited), a subsidiary of OMNIS
Technology Corporation. OMNIS Studio and OMNIS 7 are trademarks of OMNIS
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