Industry Leaders Cooperate on Advanced Development of Highly Available Linux Solutions

Industry Leaders to Cooperate on Advanced Development of Highly Available Linux Solutions Lowell, Mass. - May 8, 2000 - Mission Critical Linux, the cutting-edge Linux services company, announced today that it has entered into a global agreement with TurboLinux to jointly promote and support Linux solutions targeted at large corporations' business critical applications. In addition, the two companies will collaborate to develop robust enterprise solutions combining TurboLinux cluster with Mission Critical Linux's high availability solutions and services expertise. Under the terms of this agreement, Mission Critical Linux and TurboLinux will partner on Linux enterprise services and solutions sales. TurboLinux and Mission Critical Linux are planning to combine their high availability products, technologies and services expertise, in order to jointly deliver turnkey cluster solutions to customers worldwide. About Mission Critical Linux LLC Mission Critical Linux is a professional services and SI organization providing Linux infrastructure and support solutions to emerging, mid-sized and Fortune 1000 companies and eBusiness ventures. The Company's portfolio includes leadership high availability cluster solutions, unique Web-enabled diagnostic and system management solutions, and deep engineering expertise across all major Linux distributions and heterogeneous software and hardware platforms. Headquartered in Lowell, Mass., Mission Critical Linux has offices around the world and can be reached at or at (877) 53LINUX or (978) 446-9166. About TurboLinux Inc. Founded in 1992, TurboLinux is the world's fastest-growing Linux company, with investment backing from more than 20 global computer companies, including BEA, Compaq, Dell, Intel, Fujitsu Support and Services, Legend, NEC, Novell, NTT, Oracle, SCO and Toshiba. A leader in Linux software clustering solutions and Linux internationalization, the company's high-performance consumer and business Linux products run on Intel, Alpha and PowerPC workstation and server platforms and are supported globally by IBM, Hewlett-Packard and SCO. Headquartered near San Francisco, TurboLinux has offices around the world. The company's home page is located on the Internet at, in Japanese at and in Chinese at TurboLinux is a registered trademark of TurboLinux, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.