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Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Earns Top Honors

International jury votes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server over Red Hat

WALTHAM, Mass. | December 2, 2005

Novell's SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server was named Best Enterprise Server Distribution at the LinuxWorld* Conference & Expo in Frankfurt, Germany, in November. With 53 percent of the vote from a 200-member international jury, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server beat Red Hat* Enterprise Linux (37 percent) and Mandriva* (8 percent) to earn the sixth-annual Linux New Media award for best enterprise Linux*.

“This award recognizes the outstanding effort Novell puts into innovation and quality, and it's gratifying when independent experts acknowledge the value our work brings to the market,” said Jeff Jaffe, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Novell. “We make sure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can handle the most demanding enterprise computing needs. Credit is shared with the open source community and our customers for working with us to ensure open source is ready for mission-critical challenges.”

The 2005 awards jury included developers, authors, industry experts and representatives from public administration. For a complete list of 2005 Linux New Media award winners, visit


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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

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