ACCPAC Extends Linux Support to the Desktop Responds to Demand for Pure Linux Business Applications



    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCPAC International, Inc., a
 subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA), announced
 today at its "Partnership 2002" conference being held here the release of
 ACCPAC Advantage Series(TM) for the Linux(R) desktop, making it the
 mid-market's first accounting application to support deployment on both Linux
 servers and Linux desktops.
     "Linux continues to gain acceptance within the small and medium size
 business community, offering our customers a high-performance environment for
 business applications at a low cost," said ACCPAC President and CEO David M.
 Hood. "Now, our Advantage Series customers can take full advantage of Linux --
 at the server level and on the desktop."
     "Extending ACCPAC Linux support to the desktop provides a great
 opportunity for me to offer my clients proven technology with reduced costs,"
 said Alan Perry, President of ASP Information Systems Inc., an ACCPAC Solution
 Provider in Boston, Massachusetts. "Users can now go fully to Linux, or
 migrate over time through a mixed Linux and Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
 environment. That's the kind of flexibility that comes from smart product
 design and only ACCPAC provides it."
     Linux use at the desktop is growing rapidly, according to IDC (Source: IDC
 Bulletin - Worldwide Linux Operating Environment Forecast, 2002-2006:  Client
 Shipments Pick Up Pace). IDC cites growth in use of the Linux client in 2001
 at 107%, more than four times the growth of the previous year. IDC further
 projects continued growth of the Linux client at a compounded annual rate of
 30.1% through 2006.
     ACCPAC Advantage Series is an advanced, Web-based accounting solution
 built on an object-oriented, multi-tiered architecture that enables ACCPAC to
 quickly integrate new market-demanded technologies. Advantage Series is highly
 customizable, designed to scale as a company grows, and is the foundation of
 an integrated set of end-to-end business management applications including
 CRM, e-commerce, human resources and warehouse management.
     The growing use of Linux on the desktop, coupled with the availability of
 ACCPAC(R) accounting applications, provides mid-market clients with a
 non-Microsoft choice and the potential for significantly reduced total cost of
 ownership (TCO) in managing their accounting systems.
     ACCPAC Advantage Series for Linux is available immediately through ACCPAC
 Solution Providers around the world. For more information about ACCPAC Linux
 solutions and other ACCPAC products, call ACCPAC at 1-800-945-8007 or visit
 http://www.accpac.com.
 
     About ACCPAC
     ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA), provides small to medium-size businesses a
 broad range of end-to-end business management applications designed to enhance
 customers' competitive advantage. Product lines include ACCPAC Advantage
 Series(TM), ACCPAC Pro Series(TM), ACCPAC HR Series(TM), ACCPAC Business
 Analysis Suite(TM), ACCPAC eTransact(R), ACCPAC eCRM(TM), ACCPAC Warehouse
 Management System(TM), Simply Accounting(R), FAXserve(TM) and Simply
 Messenger(TM).
     Based in Pleasanton, Calif., USA, with offices in Asia, Australia, Canada,
 India, Mexico, the Middle East, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, ACCPAC
 has more than 500,000 clients and more than 6,000 relationships with
 value-added resellers, accounting firms, third-party developers and
 consultants in more than 135 countries worldwide. For more information about
 ACCPAC and our products, call 1-800-945-8007 in North America, or visit ACCPAC
 at http://www.accpac.com and http://www.accpaconline.com.
 
     ACCPAC, the ACCPAC logo, and the ACCPAC product names set forth above, are
 either registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCPAC International, Inc. or
 its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks
 are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
 
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