---

LinuxPR: MSC.Software Launches Linux Division

MSC.Software…the world’s leading developer of simulation
software, today announced the creation the MSC.Linux division
supporting Linux products and services.

“MSC.Linux will leverage the company’s strengths in software
technology development, professional services and hardware and
software partnerships. The division will initially provide MSC’s
global customer base with cost effective Linux-based applications
and infrastructure. Dataquest estimates Linux servers will account
for approximately 24 percent of worldwide server appliance revenue,
or $3.8 billion annually, by 2003.”

“MSC.Software is continually making significant contributions to
high performance computing environments of the world’s largest
manufacturing companies and our development teams have regularly
optimized software performance across all major computing hardware
platforms,” said Frank Perna Jr., chairman and CEO, MSC.Software.
“This, combined with our professional services expertise, uniquely
qualifies us to help our customers maximize the business
opportunity that Linux provides to them.”

Press
Release