From: "Mark Larwood" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Subject: OMNIS BRINGS VISUAL BASIC-LIKE EASE TO LINUX WITH NEW OMNIS STUDIO RELEASE Public Relations Mark Aspinall firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1728 603011 OMNIS TECHNOLOGY BRINGS VISUAL BASIC-LIKE EASE TO LINUX WITH NEW OMNIS STUDIO RELEASE New Linux product emphasizes Database Access Modules including Native Support for IBM's DB2 Universal Database SAN CARLOS, CALIFORNIA 11th October, 1999 OMNIS Technology Corporation (NASDAQ BB: "OMNS") today announced the release of OMNIS Studio for the Linux operating system. OMNIS Studio for Linux completed a successful Beta release at LinuxWorld in August, 1999 and is one of the first rapid application development environments (RAD) available for the Linux platform. "Extending our technology to support the Linux operating system was a logical step considering the number of businesses migrating to Linux and we are delighted to be one of the first to market with a RAD tool for the Linux platform " said Gwyneth Gibbs, President of OMNIS Software. With this release, OMNIS Studio and the OMNIS Web Client Technology now provides true cross platform development and cross server deployment of both Client Server and Web based solutions across the Linux, Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems. OMNIS Studio also includes native database support for many leading Database Management Systems (DBMS) including native support for IBM's DB2 Universal Database for Linux. "To stay competitive in an e-business environment, customers are looking for ways to rapidly develop and implement Web-based applications," said Jim Kelly, vice president, data management marketing, IBM Software Solutions Division. "Today's announcement will enable OMNIS customers to leverage the power and unmatched scalability of DB2 Universal Database -- the industry's first multimedia, Web-ready database software environment for e-business." OMNIS Studio for Linux is freely available for download at both www.calderasystems.com and www.omnis-software.com. "We see OMNIS Studio as the answer for Visual Basic programmers and customers looking to Linux to solve performance, stability and ease-of-use problems," said Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems, Inc. "With our Linux for Business focus and the explosive growth of the Linux industry, we are receiving more and more requests for rapid application development tools. Our collaboration with OMNIS Software will provide these tools and solutions to ISVs and corporate application developers." OMNIS Technology Corporation OMNIS Technology Corporation develops tools for the rapid development and deployment of sophisticated Web and client/server applications. Corporate headquarters is located at 981 Industrial Road, Building B, San Carlos, CA 94070. Telephone: 650-632-7100. Fax: 650-632-7130. OMNIS has international offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Scandinavia and distributors throughout Europe and Asia Pacific. Additional information is available on the company's Web site, http://www.omnis-software.com. LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 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