SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell Available on Sun x64 Workstations

Tested and certified, Sun Ultra 20, Ultra 20 M2, Ultra 40 and Ultra 40 M2

Workstations run SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop supported by Sun Service

Apr 03, 2007, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today
 announced that SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell(R) is now
 available from Sun Microsystems on Sun* Ultra* Workstations. The Sun Ultra
 20, Ultra 20 M2, Ultra 40 and Ultra 40 M2 Workstations are available with
 SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, certified and supported by Sun. The
 workstations have been fully tested and YES Certified(TM) to run SUSE Linux
 Enterprise Desktop, a complete desktop computing solution that dramatically
 reduces costs, improves end-user security and increases workforce
     "Sun is very pleased to extend our broad Linux OS offering on the Sun
 Ultra 20 and Ultra 40 Workstation to include SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
 10," said David Simmons, Sun senior director of x64 Server/Workstation
 marketing. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop provides a compelling
 workstation-targeted offering for EDA, CAD/CAM, Oil & Gas, and other
 workloads. As a premier enterprise Linux distribution, SUSE Linux
 Enterprise offers Sun customers a vital platform for Sun's x64 workstation
 line based on AMD Opteron processors."
     Roger Levy, Novell vice president and general manager of Open Platform
 Solutions, said, "Sun engineering workstations and SUSE Linux Enterprise
 Desktop are ideally suited for each other, focusing on speed, reliability
 and value for end-user customers. Whether handling compute-intensive
 engineering applications or routine office tasks, SUSE Linux Enterprise
 Desktop provides an efficient, user-friendly environment for workers and a
 cost-effective platform for the organization. This match is another example
 of Novell's commitment to providing desktop-to-data center solutions that
 meet customer needs."
     With SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, engineers can use a single,
 high-performance workstation to perform both engineering tasks and office
 productivity activities, while benefiting from the added security of Linux*
 and Novell AppArmor(TM). SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop delivers ease of use
 and innovative features including three-dimensional desktop graphics,
 high-end video driver support, integrated search and a fully compatible
 office productivity suite through the Novell edition of 2,
 all at a price that's a small fraction of the cost of proprietary operating
 system and office suite alternatives. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is well
 suited for engineering workstations as well as general knowledge worker
     Terri Hall, AMD vice president of Software Alliances and Solutions,
 said, "AMD is pleased that Novell and Sun are able to provide these
 high-performing AMD processor-based workstations for customers. Sun
 workstations with AMD* Opteron* processors running SUSE Linux Enterprise
 Desktop will address a growing market segment that is demanding the
 benefits of Linux on high-performance personal workstations."
     The Sun Ultra 20, Ultra 20 M2, Ultra 40 and Ultra 40 M2 Workstations
 with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 are now available from Sun
 Microsystems. For more information, visit For more about SUSE Linux Enterprise
 offerings from Novell, visit
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL) delivers infrastructure software for the
 Open Enterprise. Novell is a leader in enterprise-wide operating systems
 based on Linux and open source and provides the enterprise management
 services required to operate mixed IT environments. Novell helps customers
 minimize cost, complexity and risk, allowing them to focus on innovation
 and growth. For more information, visit
     Novell and SUSE are registered trademarks, and AppArmor and YES
 Certified are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other
     * Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other
 third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Novell, Inc.