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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010118/INPRLOGO ) 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 applications. "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 http://www.borland.com/kylix . 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 http://www.suse.com . 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 2000. "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, http://www.MandrakeSoft.com 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 http://www.borland.com/ , the community site at http://community.borland.com or call Borland at 800-632-2864. NOTE: Borland's brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation, formerly known as Inprise Corporation. Other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the party using such names. Forward-looking statements in this release, including but not limited to, those concerning Borland's future financial performance, product development plans, global expansion plans, estimated size of potential customer markets, the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of new technologies and the potential features of or benefits to be derived from the products developed, marketed or sold by Borland, involve a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual events or results may differ materially. 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