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A press release from ShaoLin Microsystems Ltd.:

HONG KONG - September 9, 2004 - Now through December 31, 2004, ShaoLin Microsystems offers free download of their flagship product, ShaoLin Aptus - the Linux "Fit Client" enterprise desktop network computing environment. This allows users to download ShaoLin Aptus and use it at no cost.

"We are delighted to offer an instant Linux enabling technology for free, we believe we can help users to deploy and manage small groups of Linux desktops easily without the problem of traditional Linux OS installation and management." said David Chow, CEO of ShaoLin Microsystems. "There is also an increasing trend of using more than one Linux PC's at home, or in small laboratories in which ShaoLin Aptus is a perfect solution in these environments".

ShaoLin Aptus is a middleware that delivers the "Fit Client" network computing architecture by enabling a Linux server sharing its operating system and applications with multiple networked client PC's simultaneously and transparently. Once ShaoLin Aptus is installed on a Linux server, all networked client PC's can turn into the Linux-based fit clients in minutes without individual installations and even local hard drives. To help clients realize this benefit, ShaoLin Aptus package for up to 5 client can now be freely download from

To allow users to get free support, ShaoLin has opened up a forum for users to discuss and share their opinions of using ShaoLin Aptus with other users.

Pricing and Availability

ShaoLin Aptus is available now for customer to download from ShaoLin Microsystems website beginning on 09 September, 2004 or a media kit can be purchased from ShaoLin's software resellers. Further information on pricing, training, consulting and technical support is available at +852 2352 5568 or online at

About ShaoLin Microsystems Ltd.

ShaoLin Microsystems Limited is one of the leading provider of enterprise Linux utility computing. ShaoLin Microsystems provides Linux-based infrastructure and storage software to different size of companies and organizations around the world. Based on its cutting-edge technologies, ShaoLin Microsystems's products allow customers to have full command over the open-source Linux operating system. ShaoLin Microsystems develops and markets wide range of software products, which include desktop network computing environment, storage and network management software, high availability cluster, and disaster recovery solution. For more information, please visit

Press Contact:
Vicky Lau
ShaoLin Microsystems Ltd.
Tel: +852 2352 5568