Apr 05, 1999

Leading Linux Voice Picks Seagate as Top Disc Drive Supplier

Seagate Technology (NYSE: SEG) is the first disc drive manufacturer to have its storage products recommended for use in the Linux operating environment. The high-profile Linux Online! web site (http://www.linux.org)--the first stop for many Linux enthusiasts looking for guidance on the popular operating system--chose Seagate to supply new high-performance and desktop drives for its online environment.

"The multi-tasking, virtual memory, demand loading, and TCP/IP networking capabilities delivered by Linux demand top performance, reliability, and ease-of-integration from storage products," said Michael McLagan, Administrator of Linux Online! "Seagate drives have performed remarkably well in fulfilling these tasks within the Linux operating environment, so the drives were a natural fit for our server upgrades. It's good to know that an industry leader like Seagate stands at the forefront of such leading-edge, emerging technologies as Linux."

The Linux operating system is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by computer programmer Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers from around the world. The operating environment has rapidly grown to become the largest shareholder of the Unix-type operating system market and is suited for many enterprise computing applications. More information about the operating system can be found through Linux Online! at http://www.linux.org.

Seagate Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of technology and products enabling people to store, access, and manage information. The Company is committed to providing best-in-class products to help people get information when, where and how they want it. Seagate is the world's largest manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs and read-write heads, an innovator in tape drives, and a leading developer of Enterprise Information Management software. Seagate can be found around the globe and at http://www.seagate.com. For automated news, stock and financial information by phone, dial toll-free 877-SEG-NYSE. Outside the U.S. and Canada, dial 760-704-4368.

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