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Novell's SUSE LINUX 9.1 Now Shipping; Live Eval Available for Download

WALTHAM, Mass. | May 12, 2004

Novell today announced the availability of SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal and SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional, enabling Linux beginners and experienced home users to benefit from the latest advancements in Linux technology, including kernel 2.6, and to take full advantage of Linux on both 32- and 64-bit platforms.

SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal is the ideal solution for customers who want to use Linux exclusively on the desktop. The new LiveCD included in SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal (also available for download at http://www.suse.com/us/private/download/ftp/live_eval_int.html) enables Linux newcomers to get to know and test the functions and applications of the new system without installing it on the hard disk. A complete user manual helps newcomers get acquainted with the world of Linux. The second CD can be used to install SUSE LINUX Personal and the integrated firewall in a few easy steps, either as the only operating system or alongside any Windows operating system (dual boot). YaST Online Update makes sure the system is always up to date and secure.

SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional is a comprehensive Linux edition designed especially for users who require network or server functionality or who want to use Linux as a development platform. SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional, tailored for use with both 32-bit and 64-bit processors, includes five CDs and two double-sided DVDs (one for 32-bit processors, the other for 64-bit processors) containing more than 2,500 open source software packages. For users wishing to run 64-bit processors, SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional supports AMD64 and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology.

SUSE LINUX 9.1 is now available at http://store.suse.com. and from bookstores and software suppliers. The recommended retail price of SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal (two CDs, installation guide, 30 days of installation support) is $29.95. SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional (five CDs, two double-sided DVDs, user guide and administration guide, 90 days of installation support) is $89.95. The update edition of SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional is $59.95.

Further information on SUSE LINUX 9.1 is available at http://www.suse.com/us/private/products/suse_linux/. For more on Novell's Linux strategy and offerings, visit http://www.novell.com/linux.

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