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June MacTech includes FREE SuSE Linux CD!


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

Oakland and Westlake Village, California -- June 23, 2000 -- SuSE Linux AG
and MacTech Magazine announced today that a free distribution CD of SuSE
Linux for the Apple PowerPC is included in the June 2000 issue of MacTech
Magazine. The issue not only contains this amazing CD, but extensive
coverage on Home Automation.

This CD is 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 is being sent to all normal subscribers with some
additional newsstand distribution. There's a limited supply of back issue
copies available direct from DevDepot as well. Back issues (same
price as the newsstand) are available at:


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 June 30
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
(http://www.suse.com), 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 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, 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 380 people worldwide, SuSE has offices all over Europe,
Venezuela and in the US. More than 50,000 business customers use SuSE Linux
worldwide due to its stability and high quality.

SuSE received the Show Favorites award at LinuxWorld Expo 2000 in New
York in February 2000 and March 1999. Further awards: 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 http://www.suse.com

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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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For further information about SuSE please contact:


The Terpin Group
111 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-344-4944
Fax: 650-344-4992
E-mail: xvonwedel@terpin.com
Web: http://www.terpin.com

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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