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News Release
July 17th, 2000

Caldera Systems delivers "Quick Start To Linux" Computer-Based Training(CBT)
Easy, Self-Paced Instruction Includes Guided Demonstrations
OREM, UT-July 17, 2000-Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) today began shipping its first computer-based training (CBT) product - Quick Start to Linux. Quick Start is self-paced with hands-on, guided demonstrations including the preparation of a Windows-based machine for a Linux installation, the install itself and the navigation of Linux desktops. In addition, Caldera's Quick Start CBT identifies business solutions using Linux while providing historical Linux information.

The Quick Start CBT targets both professionals evaluating Linux as a business solution and, computer users considering Linux for the desktop. Quick Start for Linux has been independently tested by KeyLabsTM, an Exodus Communications Company, to run on Windows and Linux.

"There is a stereotype that only highly technical individuals can integrate Linux into their businesses or use Linux at home," said Jeff Morris, senior buyer at Micro Center. "Caldera removes the mystery from Linux with their Quick Start CBT. We hope PC users and business people--who have been intimidated in the past--will use this product to evaluate and embrace Linux."

"This is our first entry into multimedia training and we're extremely pleased with market reaction to it," said Shelley Couch, director of education for Caldera Systems, Inc. "The fact that the Quick Start CBT is hands-on, easy-to-use and self-paced will be characteristic of all future media-based training that Caldera delivers."
Caldera Systems begins shipping Quick Start to Linux to computer retail distributors July 17. An OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 installation CD-ROM is included.

Attendees of Caldera's Power Solutions Tour 2000 will receive Quick Start to Linux at no charge. The tour ends July 27, in Dallas, Texas.

Caldera Systems, Inc.
Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) is a "Linux for eBusiness" technology leader in developing and marketing successful Linux-based business solutions, including its award-winning OpenLinux, NetWare for Linux, Linux technical training, certification and support-with free 30-day phone support and on-site consulting. Caldera OpenLearning Providers offer exceptional distribution-neutral Linux training and certification based on Linux Professional Institute (LPITM) certification standards.

Caldera Systems supports the open source community and is a leader in, and advocate of Linux Standard Base (LSBTM) and LPITM.

Caldera, Inc. was founded in 1994. Caldera Systems, Inc. was created in 1998 to develop Linux-based business solutions. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera Systems has offices and 800+ resellers worldwide. For more information, see www.calderasystems.com or in the US call 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689).

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LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to advise readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the failure of the products described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility with some platforms or other defects our reliance on developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public license; our reliance on third party developers of components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights; and disruption in the Company's distribution sales channel. These and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are also discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.