Borland Certifies Major Linux(R) Distributions For New Kylix(TM) Development Environment

SuSE, Red Hat and MandrakeSoft Users Benefit from World's First Native Rapid

Application Development Environment for Linux

Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Borland Software Corporation

    NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at LinuxWorld Expo (booth #1603),
 Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:   BORL), a leading provider of e-business
 implementation platforms, announced that major Linux(R) distributions,
 including SuSE, Red Hat and MandrakeSoft are certified for Kylix(TM).  These
 certified Linux distributions offer their customers the ability to quickly and
 easily develop applications with Borland(R) Kylix.
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     Borland Kylix is the first native rapid application development (RAD)
 environment for the Linux operating system (OS).  Kylix radically simplifies
 native Linux application development by offering a high-performance, visual
 environment to create powerful desktop, client/server, database and Apache web
     "We are very excited to be working with Borland.  Kylix will bring with it
 countless developers and applications and begin the next wave in Linux
 development," said Volker Wiegand, president of SuSE, Inc.  "Combining Kylix's
 Rapid Application Development with Open Source will accelerate the speed with
 which innovations will occur in the Linux community."
     "Linux is fast becoming a viable solution for businesses and the addition
 of Kylix will intensify the mainstream adoption of Linux," said Baker, chief
 information officer of MandrakeSoft.
     "Linux needs development environments like Kylix to build critical
 applications and solutions," said Drew Spencer, chief technology officer of
 Caldera Systems.  "Our upcoming server and desktop products will be
 "Kylix-ready" and we will be certifying Kylix for Caldera.  Caldera
 congratulates Borland on the release of the Kylix RAD environment for Linux."
     "We are thrilled that the Linux industry leaders are joining forces to
 catapult Linux to the forefront of desktop, client/server and e-business
 computing," said Michael Swindell, director of product management, RAD tools
 for Borland.
     About Borland(R) Kylix(TM)
     Borland Kylix, the first native-code rapid application development (RAD)
 environment for the Linux platform, is a component-based development
 environment for two-way visual development of graphical user interface (GUI),
 Internet, database and web server applications.  Kylix integrates a leading
 edge development environment, interactive debugger, intuitive visual designer
 and a comprehensive component palette to give developers the tools they need
 to deliver Linux applications fast.  Kylix's state of the art optimizing
 compiler is seamlessly integrated to produce high-performance applications at
 high-speed.  For more information about Kylix, visit .
     About SuSE
     SuSE Linux is the international technology leader and solutions provider
 in Open Source operating system (OS) software. SuSE's unique expertise in
 Linux and its largest development team worldwide dedicated to Open Source
 software has contributed to the recognition of SuSE as 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 more than
 500 people worldwide, SuSE has offices throughout Europe, Latin America and in
 the US. For more information please see .
     About MandrakeSoft
     MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information
 technology and open technologists.  The company offers customers in the small
 office, home office (SoHo), small and medium size enterprise, government and
 educational sectors a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source software and related
 services, user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies at a
 very attractive total cost of ownership.  In addition, MandrakeSoft offers
 technologists committed to open software and courseware a trusted channel to
 offer their services.
     The company has technologists in over 20 countries, and has received
 funding from major banks and venture capital institutions, including Azeo
 Ventures (Lazard Group), ABN AMRO, Viventures, AXA Placement Innovation and
 OFIVM.  The Linux-MandrakeSoft distribution, which became the leader in US
 retail sales last year (PC Data), received the awards for "Best Product of the
 Year" and "Best Linux-Distribution/Server" at LinuxWorld Expo 99, as well as
 the PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000, the Linux Magazine Editor's
 Choice Award in September 2000 and the Chip Magazine "Best Technique and
 Winner of the Test" in December
     "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters
 in Pasadena, Berkeley (U.S.), Montreal (Quebec), England and Paris (Europe).
 Please visit the Web site, for more information.
     About Borland
     Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business
 implementation solutions. Borland is the vendor of choice for professional
 e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation
 platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance
 and availability.  Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley,
 California, with operations worldwide.  To learn more, visit Borland at , the community site at
 or call Borland at 800-632-2864.
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