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Mainsoft Corporation Debuts MainWin 3.4 for Linux At LinuxWorld Expo.

Business Editors/High Tech Writers

LinuxWorld 2000

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2000

Magic Software Accelerates E-commerce Enterprise Solution

Time-to-Market by Leveraging Mainsoft's Re-hosting Infrastructure

Mainsoft Corporation, the leader in cross-platform solutions for the enterprise, today announced MainWin 3.4 for Linux will be available later this month. MainWin is Mainsoft's Windows platform for the Linux operating system. In a progressive move to accelerate the expansion of business-critical applications available for Linux, this announcement underscores Mainsoft's commitment to arm companies with the technology infrastructure for re-hosting Windows applications to the Linux platform.

&uot;Mainsoft's solution is an innovative step toward allowing software developers to develop on Windows, the best development environment, and to deploy on the platform of their choice,&uot; said Yaacov Cohen, president of Mainsoft. &uot;Magic Software (Nasdaq: MGIC) one of our partners, is among the first companies to reap the benefits of utilizing MainWin for re-hosting its Magic Enterprise Edition V.8 to the Linux environment. We are pleased to be working in tandem with such a front-runner in the industry.&uot;

Magic's Enterprise Edition V.8 for Linux is a development solution that enables companies to build e-commerce and other enterprise-level business solutions directly on the Linux platform. The new offering also includes Magic Web Online(tm), which provides the online computing capabilities needed to build powerful e-commerce applications. Leveraging Mainsoft's product MainWin, Magic saved critical development time and costs to ship Enterprise Edition V.8.

&uot;Mainsoft's technology was so advanced that we were able to deliver Enterprise Edition V.8 for Linux from start to finish, in less than three months,&uot; said David Leichner, vice president of worldwide marketing at Magic Software. &uot;Time-to-market was our utmost priority. We relied on Mainsoft's Windows platform for Linux to help us meet our customer needs. Without Mainsoft's MainWin product, we may have missed the market opportunity.&uot;

Mainsoft will be exhibiting at Booth No. 743 at the LinuxWorld Expo, on February 2nd through 4th at Jacob Javits Conference Center in New York City. A joint Magic Software-and-Mainsoft Corporation press conference will be held at 11:30 am, today, in Room 1E04 of the Convention Center.

MainWin, Mainsoft's Windows platform for UNIX systems including Linux, provides the leading technology infrastructure for Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) and corporate IT professionals to re-host Windows NT applications onto the UNIX and Linux platforms. By utilizing MainWin, companies have the power to develop software on the NT platform and deploy it to several different operating environments simultaneously.

Additionally, Mainsoft is expanding the tools available to developers on the Linux platform by offering Rogue Wave's Stingray development tools, which include Objective Toolkit PRO, Objective Edit, Objective Chart, Objective Grid and Objective View for Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). Stingray allows developers worldwide to create scaleable enterprise applications on Windows NT, UNIX and now Linux. Under its agreement with Rogue Wave, Mainsoft has the exclusive rights to distribute these Stingray tools on Linux, which will be available in March.

About MainWin

MainWin is Mainsoft's Windows platform for UNIX systems including Linux. MainWin includes the implementation of Win32 APIs and Windows NT services on UNIX. Through strategic agreements with Microsoft, Mainsoft has access to Windows NT and Windows 2000 source code. Mainsoft has incorporated several million lines of original Windows NT source code into MainWin. This ensures that applications developed with C, C++ and Dynamic HTML for Windows will run on UNIX as it does on Windows NT. To date, the company has deployed more than one million end-user licenses of MainWin. For example, some of the more leading business applications re-hosted to UNIX and Linux with MainWin include: Microsoft's Internet Explorer; Microsoft's Outlook; Computer Associates' Unicenter; Alcatel's X-Vision Enterprise and Magic's Enterprise Edition V.8.

About Magic

Magic Software Enterprises, a member of the Formula Group (NASDAQ: FORTY), offers highly productive, state-of-the-art development technology, customizable applications, and services for cost-effectively solving business problems. Using Magic, companies can efficiently leverage their existing resources and take advantage of emerging technologies, such as Linux and e-commerce. The Company is located at 1642 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif., 92614, telephone 949/250-1718 ext. 220, fax 949/250-7404, http://www.magic-sw.com.

About Mainsoft Corporation

Mainsoft automates re-hosting Windows NT applications on UNIX and Linux platforms. Mainsoft is privately held with its corporate headquarters in San Jose, CA. The company maintains sales offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and London. Mainsoft customers include Fortune 1,000 companies, Independent Software Vendors (ISV's), corporate enterprise software developers, government agencies, and OEMs. For additional information on Mainsoft, call 408/544-1400 or visit their Web site at www.mainsoft.com.

Note to Editors: Microsoft and Windows are all registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other company and product names are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Mainsoft and MainWin are registered trademarks of Mainsoft Corporation. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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