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BW: Merlin Software Announces Signing with Largest Linux Distributor in India

Mar 06, 2000, 21:40 (1 Talkback[s])

"Merlin Software Technologies (OTCBB:MLSW), a leading developer of Linux based software applications and utilities, today announced continued aggressive expansion of their global distribution network with the signing of an agreement with India's largest Linux distributor, G.T. Enterprises."

"As one of India's major importers of software, and the largest distributor of Linux in that country, this agreement with GT Enterprises provides Merlin with a distribution channel to the growing number of Linux users in India. According to research by IDC (International Data Corporation) E-commerce and Internet growth in India has been explosive and has fueled a 49% growth rate in the PC server market."

"Merlin Software continues to gain rapid acceptance as a premium provider of Linux software for all Linux operating systems. Merlin has now signed agreements for distribution of PerfectBACKUP+ in North America, Europe and Asia. Merlin has also entered into a partnership agreement with Caldera Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:CALD) for distribution of PerfectBACKUP+ with Caldera's award winning OpenLinux line of products and formed a strategic alliance with TurboLinux Inc. In recent months TurboLinux has been the number one operating system platform in China, outselling the upgrade version of Microsoft's Windows 98 and 2000, according to China's largest software retail store."

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