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Novell Announces Support for Sun's Solaris 8 Operating Environment

Novell, Inc., a leading provider of Net infrastructure software, today announced support for Sun's newly launched Solaris* 8 operating environment.

NEW YORK | January 26, 2000

Novell, Inc., a leading provider of Net infrastructure software, today announced support for Sun's newly launched Solaris* 8 operating environment. In cooperation with Sun, Novell delivers Net Services solutions for Solaris such as NDS eDirectory and GroupWise. These cross-platform Novell solutions run across all major operating systems, providing critical infrastructure for integrating Solaris platform with other Net resources.

Central to Novell's Net Services offerings for Solaris is NDS eDirectory, the industry's leading cross-platform directory service based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) standard. NDS eDirectory eliminates the gap between enterprise and Internet, enabling Solaris users to build and manage secure and customized relationships with customers and partners who want to use the Web as a primary channel for conducting business.

"Solaris 8, with its scalability and support for open standards, provides a great platform opportunity for Novell Net Services solutions," said Carl Ledbetter, Novell senior vice president for business and corporate development. "Led by NDS eDirectory for Solaris, Novell solutions provide the cross-platform Net infrastructure required for the next generation of Internet applications and services."

Novell also offers GroupWise for the Solaris platform, an easy-to-use integrated collaboration environment that offers a wide range of powerful messaging, calendar, workflow and knowledge management capabilities. GroupWise dramatically increases return on investment (ROI) by providing the Knowledge Universe, a single access point for messages, calendar information, documents and other collaboration information.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL) is the broadest supplier of Net infrastructure software used to integrate and manage the diverse information resources of private business networks and the Internet. Novell's worldwide channel, consulting, developer, education and technical support programs are the most extensive in the network computing industry.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at

Novell, GroupWise and NDS are registered trademarks, and eDirectory is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Pamela Mahoney
Novell, Inc.
Telephone: 408-967-7195

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