Malaysian Linux Consulting Firm metSYSTEms Joins Global Alliance with Bynari International and MandrakeSoft

Dateline Oct 25, 1999 -- In a strategic move to expand their reach in Southeast Asia and the Gulf States, Asmawi Mohamad, Managing Director of Malaysian Linux consulting firm metSYSTEMS, has been appointed as Director of Bynari International's Malaysia division. Co-founder Moosa Al Kindi will lead Bynari International's operations in the Gulf States.

The trio, including Frederic Bastok, COO of Mandrakesoft and S. Thomas Adelstein, CIO of Bynari, Inc., announced the formation of this global alliance at a press conference held simultaneously in Dallas, Selangor Kuala Lumpur, and Pasadena.

metSYSTEMS, founded in 1998 by Asmawi Mohamad and Moosa Al Kindi, has been providing affordable technology solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in Malaysia and Dubai since its inception. The company's mission took a significant leap forward with this partnership.

"We are thrilled to join forces with Bynari International and MandrakeSoft," said Asmawi Mohamad. "Both companies have been pioneers in Linux consulting and distribution, and we believe that this alliance will bring immense benefits to metSYSTEMS as we aim to spearhead Linux-based consulting services in the Malaysian and Gulf markets."

The formation of Bynari International in Malaysia and the Gulf States is expected to spur significant growth and acceptance of Linux solutions for corporate enterprises in these regions.

Asmawi Mohamad and Moosa Al Kindi, who have weathered the Asian recession together, founded metSYSTEMS when everyone thought they were taking a risky step. However, their perseverance paid off as they emerged stronger from the economic downturn and became among the first to reap the benefits of the recovery.

Bynari International specializes in Linux consulting, support services, systems integration, and software development. The company has built a global support team by associating with existing consultancies worldwide under a single identity. Bynari sees this association as an opportunity to provide enterprise solutions for Global organizations.

Global businesses have been early adopters of Linux due to its advantages such as ease of administration over wide area networks, reduced maintenance costs, advanced security, network model to tie heterogeneous systems together, and stability. Notable Linux users include Mercedes Benz, The Boeing Company, Siemens S.A. de C.V., Sony Corporation, and Cisco Systems.

MandrakeSoft, the publisher of the popular Linux Mandrake operating system, will contribute its expertise to this alliance. Linux Mandrake offers user-friendly interfaces, Pentium optimization, scalable font support, KDE/Gnome integration, and innovative Open Source projects like Lothar, Linux4Windows, and DiskDrake.

Interested Malaysian and Dubai Linux consulting firms are invited to contact Asmawi Asmawi Mohamad for more information.

About metSYSTEMS: metSYSTEMS was founded in 1998 by Asmawi Mohamad and Moosa Al Kindi, providing clear, affordable, and practical technology solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in Malaysia and Dubai.

Contact Information: Asmawi Asmawi Mohamad, Managing Director metSYSTEMS 1005 Block B Level 10 Phileo Damansara I Jalan 16/11 off Jalan Damansara 46350 Petaling Jaya Selangor MALAYSIA Tel: 603 461 8002 Fax: 603 460 9393 email: url:

Moosa Abdulla Al Kindi, Dubai Branch Operations Manager metSYSTEMS P.O. Box 1320 Al Ain United Arab Emirates Tel: 971-3-624 195 email:

Bynari Systems Group 6220 Gaston Avenue Suite 403 Dallas, Texas 75214, The United States of America email: url: 011-214 -350-5772 011-214 - 827-1962

MandrakeSoft Caroline Carmagnol Alizé Public Relations 650.323.1607 url: