Ten Days Later: Tremendous Reception to SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 From Novell

Ten Days After Its Official Launch, Over 165,000 Downloads of SUSE Linux

Enterprise 10 Products

Jul 28, 2006, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell (Nasdaq:   NOVL)
 today announced that its SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise 10, the next-generation
 platform for the open enterprise made available just 10 days ago, has
 experienced a substantial worldwide reception in the market and from the
     -- To date, over 165,000 users from around the globe have downloaded
        components of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 suite, which includes the
        SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
     -- Approximately 286,000 unique visitors have been to the Novell(R)
        Customer Center website to register and try out Novell's new tools for
        managing subscription and software updates.
     -- Meanwhile, the SUSE Linux Enterprise homepage (www.novell.com/linux)
        has experienced over 312,000 hits in the past 10 days.
     -- All of this activity has cumulated in daily software downloads from
        Novell.com increasing by an average of 800 percent post-launch. In all,
        a SUSE Linux Enterprise product has been downloaded every 5 seconds
        since the launch on July 17, 2006.
     Meanwhile, the reception to Novell's innovations has been similarly
 accepting. The positive coverage can be tracked by visiting or subscribing
 to the RSS feed of a custom del.icio.us page found at:
 http://del.icio.us/SHIFT.Communications.Novell.SUSELinuxEnterprise10 . At
 this del.icio.us site, SUSE Linux fans will have on-going access to
 positive reviews such as:
           "With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Novell has at
           last put out a product that's as easy to install, administer and use
           as a Windows server -- in some cases, even easier ... Most
           important, the OS provides a solid foundation for a vast array of
           enterprise-level systems," -- Ben Dupont, Reviewer, Network
           Computing, July 12, 2006
     "We're thrilled to see that the marketplace is just as excited by
 Novell's new offerings as we are. It's gratifying to see the hard work of
 the worldwide SUSE Linux team and the open source community acknowledged by
 thousands of corporate technologists and users," said John Dragoon, senior
 vice president and chief marketing officer for Novell. "With SUSE Linux
 Enterprise 10, Novell has delivered the only complete Linux solution from
 the desktop to the data center. No other Linux solution can match its
 breadth, functionality or appeal."
     SUSE Linux Enterprise is the best engineered, lowest cost and most
 interoperable platform for enterprise computing, from the desktop to the
 data center. Only SUSE Linux Enterprise offers a complete open source
 platform for the mission-critical applications that drive customers'
 business. Supported and certified by the world's leading hardware and
 software vendors, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is backed by Novell's
 award-winning technical support and global ecosystem of partners and
     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, 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 .
     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.