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Novell Open Enterprise Server Receives 'Breakthrough' Honors

Network Magazine praises Open Enterprise Server as infrastructure software product breakthrough

WALTHAM, Mass.
May 5, 2005

Novell today announced Novell® Open Enterprise Server has earned a 2005 Network Magazine Innovation Award as the "product breakthrough" technology in the infrastructure software category. According to Network Magazine, "Sometimes [innovation is] about packaging exactly the right capabilities into exactly the right product and selling it at the right price. We recognize these masterpieces of product pragmatism with our Product Breakthrough award."

Editors of CMP Media LLC's Network Magazine reviewed hundreds of products to honor what they believe are the most important and creative innovations of the year, selecting 30 winners who provide a glimpse into the future of IT.

"Take the best networking functionality and a leading-edge operating system platform and you have Open Enterprise Server," said David Patrick, vice president and general manager of Linux, Open Source Platforms and Services for Novell. "The innovation in this 'best-of-both-worlds' approach leapfrogs legacy operating systems and complements the technology innovations contained in the software, bringing customers lower costs today and a real roadmap for the future."

Novell Open Enterprise Server is a secure and reliable suite of services that combines Novell NetWare® and SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server to deliver proven file, print, directory, management, collaboration and application services. For more information on Open Enterprise Server, visit www.novell.com/oes.

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Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can be found at www.novell.com.

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