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Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 21:07:37 +0200
From: Martina Eckstein <meck@suse.de>
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Subject:  "SuSE expands international presence with new office in Latin America"

SuSE expands international presence with new office in Latin America

international technology leader and solution provider in open source
operating system (OS) software, has opened their new Latin America
headquarters office in Caracas, Venezuela. Xavier Marmol, well known to the
Latin American Linux Community, has been chosen to run SuSE's Latin America

Marmol will expand the SuSE Linux market share as well as promoting an
overall understanding and appreciation of Linux benefits. The SuSE Linux
Caracas office will offer an extensive range of products, services, and
Linux training while actively engaging and supporting a greater network of
SuSE business partners throughout Venezuela and other Latin American

Xavier Marmol is highly regarded in the Latin American Linux community. He
was previously the Network Administrator at the University of Zulia Academic
Network. As an active Linux advocate since 1995, he successfully implemented
Linux OS for the Universities network of several hundred computers.
As founding President of VELUG (Venezuela Linux User Group) in 1997, he led
the initiative to include VELUG achievements at the Latin American LinuxWeek,
the first Spanish speaking Linux event. Marmol was also the first content
manager of the Spanish LinuxStart.com Web site.

"The Latin American Linux market has a high potential. We noticed a growing
demand for high quality Linux, especially from commercial users. These two
facts made it imperative for us to establish an office there," said Roland
Dyroff, CEO of SuSE Linux AG. "We are proud to have a Linux expert like
Xavier Marmol in our new Venezuelan office, creating a standard for Linux in
Latin America."

About SuSE:

Founded in 1992, SuSE 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 is a privately held company focused
entirely on supporting the Linux community and Open Source development. With
a workforce of over 400 people worldwide, SuSE has offices in Europe, the
US, and Latin America. More than 50,000 business customers use SuSE Linux
worldwide due to its stability and high quality. The office can be contacted

SuSE Linux Venezuela C.A.
Avenida Francisco de Miranda, Calle La Joya
Edificio Cosmos, Piso 13, Oficina 13-F
Chacao 1060, Caracas

Phone: +58-2-2636397
Fax: +58-2-2678170
Email: suse@suse.com.ve

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

SuSE International Marketing
Michaela Geuthner
Phone: +49 911 740 53 196
Fax: + 49 911 741 77 55
email: intmkt@suse.de