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InfoWorld Readers Name Two Novell Solutions as Tops in 2002

Novell NetWare 6 honored as Best Operating System and Novell GroupWise 6 named Best Collaboration Product

PROVO, Utah | July 16, 2002

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net business solutions, today announced that readers of InfoWorld magazine have chosen two Novell® products as the best in their categories, winners of InfoWorld Readers' Choice Awards 2002. Novell NetWare® 6 was named Best Operating System and Novell GroupWise® 6 was chosen Best Collaboration Product by those who actually purchase and use technology to run their businesses. More than 5,200 InfoWorld readers voted in this year's Readers' Choice Awards after the InfoWorld senior editorial team selected finalists from among the top products and services released during the past 12 months.

In its awards cover story, InfoWorld wrote, "Because you, as InfoWorld readers, are technically astute and have a sound sense of what's good for business, your choices lend valuable insight into enterprise trends." Readers and editors of other publications have also honored Novell solutions this past year as best in the market, including PC Magazine, Network World, Network Magazine and Network Computing, in addition to "best" awards from trade shows COMDEX and NetWorld®+Interop.

"Novell is still the one company customers look to for superior solutions that give them a competitive advantage," said Carl Ledbetter, senior vice president of engineering/research and development for Novell. "Novell solutions continue to receive accolades from the media, customers and industry analysts as tops in the market. Whether it's NetWare delivering anytime, anywhere access to information or GroupWise allowing users to communicate and work together across all types of networks as one Net, Novell is providing innovative technology and business expertise to help customers solve real business problems in order to be successful today."

GroupWise 6 is a collaboration solution for enterprises of all sizes that has unmatched security, reliability, scalability and manageability and provides users access anytime, anywhere from virtually any device. GroupWise 6 includes e-mail, calendaring, document management and workflow services and is the first integrated collaboration product to include wireless connectivity in the box as a built-in function. GroupWise counts approximately 34 million users worldwide today.

NetWare 6 is the latest version of Novell's premier platform for delivering Net services across all types of networks, storage systems and client desktops. Designed explicitly for today's Net economy, NetWare 6 doesn't require a rip-and-replace strategy but can be plugged into existing networks to integrate those networks into one Net, empowering new services and maximizing existing technology investments.

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Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise™. With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.

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