Novell Ships Richest Linux Distribution Ever to the Market

SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 Gives Both Linux Newcomers

and Experienced Users Everything They Need to Get Started and Grow With Linux

Apr 20, 2005, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell (Nasdaq:   NOVL) announced
 that SUSE(R) LINUX Professional 9.3, the new version of Novell's Linux retail
 product, is available today. The latest version takes Linux for the home
 enthusiast to a new level of ease of use and system performance. With a
 complete Linux* operating system, productivity software, and home networking
 capabilities, SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 provides both the advanced
 applications tools that experienced users demand, as well as the ease of
 installation and security that newcomers to Linux desire. As a result, Novell
 is making it easier than ever before for individuals to leverage the power of
 Linux at an affordable price.
     USE LINUX Professional 9.3 includes a leading edge Linux operating system,
 over 3,000 open source packages, including a complete set of desktop
 applications, convenient installation media, and comprehensive documentation
 and installation support. For general purpose users, SUSE LINUX Professional
 9.3 includes everything one would need for home computing and computing on-
 the-go, including the latest OpenOffice productivity suite and Firefox web
 browser, email and instant messaging tools, digital photo organizers,
 multimedia viewers, mobility support and basic networking capabilities.
     More advanced users will find tools for setting up a secure home network,
 running a Web server, developing applications, and creating a virtualized
 environment. In addition, SUSE LINUX Professional delivers several important
 new technology previews to the open source community, including Xen technology
 for virtualization, Beagle desktop search and Linphone for voice over IP. SUSE
 LINUX Professional 9.3 continues Novell's tradition of delivering the leading
 open source technologies on the market to end users in a manageable, cost
 effective manner.
     Availability and Pricing
     SUSE LINUX Professional is offered globally via all major retail channels
 and online shops at the suggested retail price of $99.95/Euros 77.54.
 Customers of earlier versions can purchase an update edition for  $59.95/Euros
 51.86. Students providing proof of eligibility will be able to purchase the
 entire offering for the upgrade price.
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     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. 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 .
     NOTE:  Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United
 States and other countries. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE LINUX AG, a
 Novell business. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.

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