Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Earns Top Honors at LinuxWorld Frankfurt International Jury Votes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Over Red Hat

    WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell's (Nasdaq:   NOVL) SUSE(R)
 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
     "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 http://www.linux- .
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. delivers Software for the Open Enterprise(TM). 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 .
     NOTE:  Novell and SUSE are registered trademarks and Software for the Open
 Enterprise is a trademark 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.

SOURCE Novell, Inc.

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