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Novell GroupWise Welcomes Linux and Mac Users to Secure, Efficient Collaboration

Novell GroupWise client for Linux and Macintosh desktops gives customers flexibility to use most secure and cost-efficient messaging platform with technology of choice Linux and Mac client support in GroupWise reflects Novell's commitment to providing industry's most accessible collaboration solution

SALT LAKE CITY (Novell BrainShare® 2003) | April 14, 2003

Novell today announced a Novell® GroupWise® client for Linux* and Macintosh* desktops, giving customers additional choices for taking advantage of the most trusted and secure messaging platform in the industry. The Java*-based GroupWise client for Linux and Macintosh is based on technology Novell acquired from N-iX, a division of Newcomp Computer Systems. It will be available to customers later this year.

"The mixed technology found in customer organizations today requires savvy vendors who can tie it all together with proven and secure solutions, and that's what Novell does best," said Alan Nugent, Novell chief technology officer. "The GroupWise client for Linux and Macintosh lets customers use GroupWise to increase collaboration security and reduce costs while deploying the desktop systems that make the most sense for their business. Making systems play together so business is more profitable is Novell's vision of one Net, and we're building it into every solution we provide."

A Novell Nterprise™ solution, GroupWise handles e-mail, calendaring, instant messaging, contact management, document management and workflow services across network operating systems including Novell NetWare® and Windows NT*/2000.

The GroupWise client for Linux and Mac comes on the heels of Novell's shipping of GroupWise 6.5 last month, further strengthening the market-proven collaboration solution currently used by more than 34 million people. GroupWise 6.5 caters to the way people really work, giving them access to their information when and where they need it through the client or Web browser via desktop and laptop computers, wireless telephones, PDAs and RIM* devices. GroupWise 6.5 now includes GroupWise Messenger for secure instant messaging within the enterprise.

Kevin Johnston, IT director for the U.S. Army's Utility Helicopters Project Management Office, said, "Our primary form of day-to-day communication is e-mail, and GroupWise 6.5 gives our mix of on-the-road and in-the-office users the reliable tools they need to stay in touch and take care of critical business immediately. The benefits we derive from GroupWise are numerous, such as the efficiency of improved contact management and the time savings GroupWise anti-spam features give users and administrators. The user-friendly interface means our users can be productive quickly whether they are brand new or long-time power users."

IDC Research Vice President Mark Levitt said, "Recognizing that not everyone does Windows, Novell is broadening the audience for its secure and mobile/wireless collaboration with GroupWise for Linux and Mac users. This platform support, along with the rich functionality Novell includes as standard, fully integrated parts of every GroupWise license, gives customers more reason to choose GroupWise."

Novell GroupWise is part of Novell Nterprise, a set of services that improve communication, simplify and automate network management, and allow workers to be productive regardless of location, device or platform. For more information, visit

About Novell

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

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