CALDERA ACQUIRES ACRYLIS TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER LINUX ADVANCED SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES Monday 14 May 2001 PDF Print Resulting Product to be Integrated with Caldera Volution OREM, UT-May 14, 2001-Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), today announced the acquisition of the assets of the WhatifLinux technology from Acrylis Inc. WhatifLinux technology provides Open Source users and system administrators with Internet-delivered tools and services for faster, more reliable software management. As a result of the acquisition, Caldera will extend its Linux management solution, Caldera Volution (Volution), to include online software management. The solution will be named Volution Online. Volution Online delivers the power and content of the extensive WhatifLinux online knowledgebase of Open Source software. By subscribing to Volution Online, MIS managers and Linux system administrators can take advantage of the Internet for the delivery of software updates and software management services. This reduces the time Linux administrators and users spend searching, evaluating and implementing software patches, updates and security alerts. Volution Online monitors the software assets running on single systems and networks of Linux servers and proactively delivers support alerts based on the information the user needs, including: security alerts, software updates and bug fixes. In addition, Volution Online provides advanced decision tools for an administrator to preview the impact of software updates and new installations by simulating a virtual installation. And like Volution, Volution Online provides management services for all major Linux distributions. "The combination of Volution and WhatifLinux technologies places Caldera in the leadership position in providing Linux systems management solutions," said Bill Claybrook, research director for Linux and UNIX of Aberdeen Group. "This acquisition demonstrates that Volution and software management technology and services are a key strategic initiative for Caldera," said Ransom Love, CEO of Caldera International, Inc. "Management solutions will encourage enterprises to deploy Linux and fuel greater Linux application development." Reg Broughton, previously president and CEO of Acrylis, Inc., has joined Caldera as general manager and senior vice president and will lead Caldera's management technologies initiative. Allan Cantos, previously CTO of Acrylis, will lead the engineering team based in Chelmsford, Mass. on behalf of Caldera. "Caldera and Acrylis shared the vision of high added-value Linux systems management tools and services," said Broughton. "The Caldera strategy is to integrate Volution and Volution Online and deliver the most advanced system health-monitoring, configuration management, software distribution and software management decision support service for MIS managers implementing Linux applications." Caldera International, Inc. Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business." Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on, Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services, visit http://www.caldera.com. Acrylis, Inc. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in North Chelmsford Massachusetts, Acrylis Inc., is an emerging leader in the open-source, software management industry. Acrylis provides open source users and system administrators with Internet-delivered tools and services for faster, more reliable software management. For more information, visit www.whatiflinux.com. Caldera and "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Caldera Systems, Inc. All other products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and/or other countries. LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. press contact: Amy Redhead, +44 (0) 20 8996 4138, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.text100.co.uk Forward Looking Statements The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. 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