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SYMANTEC LICENSES OPTLINK FOR WINDOWS FROM SLR SYSTEMS; SYMANTEC C++ INCLUDES OPTLINK, THE INDUSTRY'S FASTEST LINKER

 CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) and SLR Systems Inc. announced today that they have entered into a licensing agreement to include a special version of SLR Systems' OPTLINK(R) in Symantec's three new development tools: Symantec C++ Professional 6.0, Symantec C++ Professional Competitive Upgrade 6.0, and Symantec C++ Standard Edition 6.0. This version of OPTLINK, licensed exclusively to Symantec, is designed solely for Symantec C++ users.
 "More programmers use OPTLINK than any other standalone linker," said Gene Wang, Symantec's executive vice president of applications and development tools. "The inclusion of OPTLINK in Symantec C++ will give programmers fast turnaround time for developing high performance applications. We're thrilled to include the fastest, best linker in Symantec C++."
 OPTLINK is the industry's fastest linker, used widely by professional programmers. This version of OPTLINK is fully integrated into the integrated development and debugging environment in Symantec C++ and is included at no additional charge.
 "We're excited that Symantec is including this special version of OPTLINK in Symantec C++," said Steve Russell, SLR Systems' president. "OPTLINK is the industry standard in linking technology and its inclusion in Symantec C++ will help developers write better code faster."
 Price and Availability
 Three versions of Symantec C++ available
 Symantec C++ Professional is designed for corporate and commercial software developers who need an optimizing toolset to create high- performance 16- and 32-bit applications. The suggested retail price for the Professional version is (U.S.) $499. A Professional Competitive Upgrade version is available to Microsoft and Borland C++ users for a suggested retail price (U.S.) of $199.95. The Standard Edition, targeted toward novice C and C++ programmers, has a suggested retail price of $129.95. The products are available through authorized Symantec resellers or direct from Symantec. Customers can obtain further information by calling 800-441-7234 or 408-252-3570.
 OPTLINK for Windows
 A retail version of OPTLINK for Windows is available now at a price of $350 and supports popular languages and debuggers. OPTLINK enables programmers to build fast, efficient applications for use with Windows, DOS, and DOS extended operating environments. OPTLINK is the only linker with virtually unlimited capacity, allowing programmers to build large applications. OPTLINK generates the smallest executables and provides the most extensive set of link-time debugging options. The product is available directly through SLR Systems, Inc. Customers can obtain further information by calling 412-282-0864.
 Symantec Corp. develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products for IBM personal computers and compatibles, and Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling 800-441-7234 toll free, or 408-252-3570.
 SLR Systems Inc., founded in 1985, develops and markets highly optimized Windows, DOS and OS/2-based software programming tools. Other products available are OPTASM(TM), a powerful 16-bit assembler and OPTLIB(TM), a fast library manager for C and C++ program developments.
 NOTE: Brands and products referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders, OPTLINK is a registered trademark of SLR Systems Inc. OPTLIB and OPTASM are trademarks of SLR Systems Inc. Blue Sky is a registered trademark of Blue Sky Software Corp. in the USA and other countries and Visual Programmer is a trademark owned by Blue Sky Software Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Brett Smith, 408-446-8977, or Heather Hedin, 08-725-2733, both of Symatic Corp.; or Larry Hunt of SLR Systems Inc., 412-282-0864; or Rebecca Fuller of Wilson McHenry Co., 415-592-7600, for Symantec/
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