February 27, 2004

Novell is back with end-to-end Linux solution

Novell Inc's acquisition of SuSe Linux last month means it has acquired the pieces that make it the only IT vendor able to offer a
complete end-to-end Linux solution, said its Asia Pacific sales and marketing director David Lenz.

This acquisition, and the August, 2003, acquisition of open source software company Ximian, meant that Novell, which suffered in the mid-to-late 1990s
when its NetWare network operating system lost ground to networked versions of Microsoft Corp's Windows, was back, and that 2004 would be the year of
Linux.

"The next 12 months will be very exciting for Novell," Lenz predicted.

SuSe Linux is the first home-user operating system optimised for the AMD Athlon 64 processor, while Ximian Red Carpet Enterprise complements Novell's
ZENworks in managing Linux servers and desktops in mixed network environments, he claimed.

Link: star-techcentral.com

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