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OpenLink demonstrates timeless commitment to cross platform Open Database Connectivity.

Burlington, MA. July 17, 2002 - OpenLink Software, Inc., industry and technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance database connectivity drivers for ODBC™ and JDBC™, announces imminent availability of an update to its collective ODBC ecosystem for Mac OS X that comprises; ODBC Drivers for all major databases, an ODBC SDK for ODBC compliant applications and drivers developers, and a Runtime Environment (ODBC Driver Manager).

The new product release includes an Cocoa based ODBC Administrator applet that provides an ODBC Driver installation and configuration interface that is consistent with similar interfaces on Windows and Linux.

This product update ensures that Mac OS X developers are accorded the same infrastructure for developing database independent applications and drivers, as is currently available to developers on prior releases of Mac OS X, Mac Classic, Windows, and Linux.

"The ODBC ecosystem that we have created for Mac OS X underscores our commitment to delivering Open Database Connectivity on the Mac OS X platform“, said Andrew Hill, Director of Technology Evangelism at OpenLink Software. “As initially announced at the recent WWDC by Apple, our iODBC SDK and Driver Manager will be bundled with Mac OS X 10.2 as is currently the case with the Darwin variant of Mac OS X, thereby enabling an unambiguous ODBC experience for all Mac OS users and developers alike”, he added.

"The availability of OpenLink’s ODBC drivers and SDK has contributed significantly to our ability to make Office v. X for Mac consistent with our product offerings on other platforms", said Kris Barton, program manager for the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft Corp. "the OpenLink Universal Data Access suite ensures that we are able to provide ODBC connectivity for Office v. X for Mac, which enables a plethora of tools and applications on Mac OS X to work seamlessly with our suite."

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the U.S.A., United Kingdom, France, Malaysia, Nigeria and Bulgaria. It has been the leading provider and technology innovator in the database connectivity market since 1993. Its products are currently used by over 10,000 companies world-wide for post-pilot and post-evaluation ODBC and JDBC based solutions.

Additional information on OpenLink Software can be obtained from the web site,

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