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Dell to Offer Novell Software for Linux to Enterprise Customers

PROVO, Utah | June 24, 2003

Novell today announced that Dell will offer Novell's Linux software services to its enterprise customers. Novell recently announced its plan to provide customers the choice of running all of Novell's advanced network services for business - including NetWare® services - on the Linux server operating system, and Novell® Nterprise™ Linux Services is an early delivery in that plan (see today's separate announcement).

Novell's Nterprise Linux Services give customers file, print, messaging, directory and management services in an integrated package that runs and will be supported on Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux distributions. Available later this year, Nterprise Linux Services combines the benefits of Linux with proven, rock-solid support and network services from Novell.

"Because of their direct relationships with the leading global companies, Dell is able to rapidly deliver key solutions into the hands of the customers who need them," said Jack Messman, Novell chairman and CEO. "With Novell's help, Dell is providing its customers the necessary technology to adopt Linux with the same level of security, sophistication and reliability they have always received from running Novell network services."

Linda Hargrove-York, vice president of worldwide marketing for Dell, said, "Novell is embracing a cross-platform strategy that will enable Dell customers running their infrastructure on PowerEdge* servers to deploy Novell's file, print, messaging, directory and management services on their choice of Red Hat Linux or NetWare. This provides yet another choice for customers to migrate off of proprietary UNIX*-based systems."

Nterprise Linux Services is part of Novell Nterprise, a set of offerings that improve communication, simplify and automate network management, and allow workers to be productive regardless of location, device or platform. For more information about Nterprise Linux Services and Novell's Linux strategy, 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

Novell and NetWare are registered trademarks, exteNd, Nsure and Nterprise are trademarks, and Ngage is a service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Novell, Inc.
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