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Novell Named 'Best of Show' in Boston and Sydney

OpenSUSE, Open Enterprise Server and Mono honored at LinuxWorld events for innovation

WALTHAM, Mass. | April 6, 2006

The Novell-sponsored openSUSE™ project was named “Best of Show” this week as best total industry solution at the LinuxWorld* Conference & Expo in Boston. This award follows on the heels of Novell® Open Enterprise Server being named “Best of Show: Total Industry Solution” at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo held in Sydney, Australia, last week. The LinuxWorld awards recognize product and service innovations, with judges representing a spectrum of technical professionals, business professionals and journalists from the open source industry.

“More than anything else, these awards are public affirmation that Novell is leveraging open source innovation to deliver high-quality products,” said Jeff Jaffe, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Novell. “Novell is listening to customers and the open source community to develop products with global appeal. This is the objective we're working toward with SUSE® Linux, Open Enterprise Server and our other software products.”

Novell innovations received several LinuxWorld honors. The Novell-sponsored Mono® project was named “Best Application Development Platform” at LinuxWorld Boston. Novell ZENworks® was a finalist for “Best Integration Solution” at LinuxWorld Sydney, and Boston finalists included Novell Identity Manager for “Best Security Solution” and Novell Integration Manager for “Best Integration Solution.”

The openSUSE project is a Novell-sponsored community initiative that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. SUSE Linux, Novell's community Linux* distribution, is created via the openSUSE project, and Novell this week announced the openSUSE build service to simplify the creation of Linux packages for SUSE Linux or any other Linux distribution.

Novell Open Enterprise Server is a secure and reliable workgroup platform and suite of services designed to support general information workers throughout an organization. It combines Novell NetWare® and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to deliver proven file, print, directory, management, collaboration and application services.

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, NetWare, Mono, SUSE and ZENworks are registered trademarks, and openSUSE and Software for the Open Enterprise are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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