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SuSE first to bring Enterprise level Linux to the Apple PowerPC platform

Oakland and Westlake Village, California -- APRIL 7, 2000 -- SuSE Linux AG
and MacTech Magazine announced today that a free distribution CD of the
soon to be released SuSE Linux for the Apple PowerPC will be included in
the June 2000 issue of MacTech Magazine.

This CD will be a fully working distribution of Linux on the 2.2.14 kernel,
with SuSE's powerful installation tool as well as other open-source
software. "SuSE is very excited to be introducing the first fully
engineered version of Linux for the Apple PowerPC," comments Dirk Hohndel,
CTO of SuSE Linux. "This release utilizes our knowledge, successes, and
technologies from our existing distributions. The user can look forward to
a simple installation and a user-friendly configuration at the end of the
setup." The CD does not expire and can be distributed freely.

"With all of the buzz in the Macintosh community about Linux and its
relation to the next generation Mac OS, Macintosh techies are especially
interested in installing and exploring Linux," said Neil Ticktin, Publisher
of MacTech Magazine. "For over 15 years, MacTech has been bringing its
readers the latest information about Macintosh technical issues and
resources, MacTech is simply the perfect place for SuSE Linux, a
international technology leader in open source operating systems, to make
its Macintosh debut."

The June 2000 issue of MacTech Magazine will begin shipping in mid to late
May. New subscribers interested in receiving the June issue must start
their subscriptions before April 25, 2000 to insure delivery. Supplies of
this issue will be extremely limited -- and the issue will likely be very
difficult to get at the newsstand.

To celebrate the launch of SuSE Linux for the PPC, MacTech Magazine will be
offering a limited time, special subscription price. Subscribers can begin
new 12-month subscriptions or renew existing subscriptions before April
25th at the special rate of only $39.95 -- almost 60% OFF the cover price!
(US domestic rate, US$59.95 for Canadian, $89.95 for international rate).
This offer not only gets you a full year of MacTech at a great price, you
get SuSE Linux to boot!

To take advantage of this offer online use this URL:


Orders may also be placed by FAX at 805-494-9798 or by phone 800-MACDEV-1
(toll free), 805-494-9797 (outside US & Canada). These orders must
reference the "SuSE Linux" special offer to receive this limited time rate.

The full SuSE Linux for PPC version will also be available through
(, and resellers. The full version includes a six CD
set, which contains over 1000 applications plus a manual and installation

About SuSE:

Founded in 1992, SuSE Linux is the international technology leader in open
source operating system (OS) software, setting new standards for quality
and ease of use. Its award-winning SuSE Linux 6.3 includes 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. Targeting Web and
enterprise server environments, SuSE's distribution, surrounding features,
effective configuration and intelligent design result in the most complete
Linux solution available today.

SuSE Holding AG, headquartered in Germany, and SuSE Inc., based in Oakland,
CA, are privately held companies focused entirely on supporting the Linux
community, Open Source development and the GNU General Public License. With
a workforce of over 340 people worldwide, SuSE has offices in Germany, the
UK, Czech Republic and in the US. More than 50,000 business customers,
including Daimler-Chrysler and Siemens, use SuSE Linux worldwide due to its
stability and high quality.

SuSE received the award for "Best Linux Distribution" at LinuxWorld Expo
2000 in New York. Further awards: Favorite Linux Distribution: Linux World,
Conference and Expo, February 2000 and March 1999: Favorite Linux
Distribution, 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

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MacTech Magazine, the journal of Macintosh technology and development, has
been the definitive technical resource for the Macintosh since 1984 in over
60 countries. In addition to web, networking and content coverage, MacTech
brings you columns and articles on new Macintosh technology, programming
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The Terpin Group
111 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-344-4944
Fax: 650-344-4992

SuSE Worldwide:

Christian Egle
Schanzaeckerstr. 10
90443 Nuernberg
T: +49-(0)911-7405344
F: +49-(0)911-7417755


Peigi Cleminshaw
SuSE Inc.
580 Second St., Suite 210
Oakland CA 94607
T: 510-628-3380
F: 510-628-3381

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