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SuSE Linux  - first to bring Enterprise level Linux to the Apple PowerPC, IBM
RS 6000 and Motorola PreP

NUREMBERG, June 14, 2000 - SuSE Linux, the international technology leader and
solution provider in open source operating system (OS) software will release the
first fully engineered version of Linux for the Apple PowerPC, IBM RS 6000 and
Motorola PreP in mid of June. Of great interest to Mac users and professionals is
the inclusion of the Virtual Machine (MOL) MAC on LINUX in the distribution,
making it possible to start the MacOS in Linux and switch from one program to the
other. In addition, the Mac user also has the option of using standard PCI hardware,
such as network cards or TV cards.

"Now, with SuSE Linux for PowerPC, Mac users can experience the speed and
power of Linux and have all the benefits of more than a thousand applications
that accompany our superior distribution,"said Volker Wiegand, President of
SuSE Inc. "Our PowerPC distribution is one more step in SuSE's plan to provide
businesses with a version of SuSE Linux that runs on all popular computing platforms."

At MAC World 2000 in San Francisco, SuSE presented an "engineered sample" of
the new PowerPC Linux distribution. The interest, as well as the beta version
download figures from the SuSE FTP server, confirmed the high demand
for Linux from PowerPC users. The completed SuSE Linux for PowerPC contains
a graphical installation tool, complete network and server functionalities,
development tools and various graphical desktops. With more than 1000
programs on 4 CD's, SuSE offers the most extensive distribution for the

In addition to databases, firewall scripts, web servers and mail programs,
there are other interesting applications such as the video editing system
Broadcast 2000, or the powerful image processing program, GIMP.
For the installation, the Linux newcomer is guided step by step by YaST2,
the SuSE installation setup tool. Automatic hardware detection considerably
simplifies the configuration of sound, printer, modem, ISDN card and
graphics card.  During the installation with YaST2, even network and
Internet settings can be configured. When installing software, users can
select automatic or manual configuration. In addition, YaST2 starts the KDE
desktop, a functional desktop bringing advantages both to newcomers and
professionals. For example, existing HFS partitions on the computer are
automatically displayed on the desktop. A fast selection menu is also
included, as well as a menu-driven overview of all programs installed on the

SuSE Linux for PowerPC expects to start shipping from mid of June onwards.
The complete package, which has a recommended retail price of EUR 46, includes
a comprehensive handbook and 60 days of free installation support.

About SuSE:

Founded in 1992, SuSE Linux is the international technology leader and
solution provider in open source operating system (OS) software, setting new
standards for quality and ease of use. Its award-winning SuSE Linux 6.3 and
the newly released 6.4 include thousands of third party Linux applications
supported by extensive professional consulting and support services,
excellent documentation, comprehensive hardware support, and an encyclopedic
set of Linux tools. Designed for Web and enterprise server environments and
efficient as a home and office platform, SuSE's distribution, surrounding
features, effective configuration and intelligent design result in the most
complete Linux solution available today.

SuSE Linux AG, headquartered in Germany, and SuSE Inc., based in Oakland,
CA, are privately held companies focused entirely on supporting the Linux
community and Open Source development. With a workforce of over 380 people
worldwide, SuSE has offices in Germany, all over Europe, in Venezuela and in the US.
More than 50,000 business customers use SuSE Linux worldwide due to its stability
and high quality.

SuSE received the "Show Favorites" award at LinuxWorld Expo 2000 in New York
in February 2000 and March 1999. Further awards: Reader's Choice Awards:
Linux Journal, 1/99; PC Professional 4/99; Computer Bild 6/99; PC Intern
4/99; PC Magazin 4/99, PC Answers 8/99. SuSE contributes considerably to
Linux development projects such as the Linux kernel, glibc, XFree86TM, KDE,
ISDN4Linux, ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and USB (Universal
Serial Bus).

Additional information about SuSE can be found at http://www.suse.com or

Michaela Geuthner
SuSE Linux AG
Phone: +49 911 740 53 196
Fax: + 49 911 741 77 55
e-mail: intmkt@suse.de