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Novell is 'Open for Growth' at BrainShare Global 2006

Unified user conference to give attendees maximum access to latest Novell technologies, product experts, company executives and industry visionaries

WALTHAM, Mass. | December 13, 2005

Novell today announced it will hold its first unified global BrainShare® Conference March 19-24, 2006, in Salt Lake City. Customers, partners, media and analysts from around the world will have access to the broadest range of business and technical information on Novell® technologies ever assembled. They will hear from company executives and industry visionaries about the future of computing in a world of open source and open standards. Attendees will be able to select from over 200 sessions conducted by Novell employees, customers and partners, with topics ranging from enterprise data center management to implementing open source software and securing IT information assets. Profiting from the most comprehensive user conference for open source and open standards, Novell customers and partners will learn how to more cost effectively manage their enterprise IT environments.

“BrainShare Global brings together the best in the industry for five days of hands-on learning and networking,” said Bill Hewitt, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Novell. “This year, attendees will see and hear more than ever before, and be well armed with the knowledge, tools and training necessary to get the most out of their IT investment.”

For more than 20 years, Novell BrainShare has been one of the most respected user conferences in the technology sector. Keynote speakers will include Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell; Ron Hovsepian, president and chief operating officer; and Dr. Jeff Jaffe, executive vice president and chief technology officer. Novell distinguished engineers will demonstrate the latest Novell technologies. Attendees will receive hands-on experience with the installation and migration of new open source technologies, as well as evaluation software of the latest Novell solutions. Participants will also have the chance to network with others from their industries or areas of technical expertise.

For more information, please visit http://www.novell.com/brainshare.

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 http://www.novell.com.

Novell is a registered trademark, BrainShare is a registered service mark, and Software for the Open Enterprise is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.


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