December 16, 2003

Novell moving deeper into Linux

Network software maker Novell continued its move into the Linux market with the release on Tuesday of its first Linux-based desktop services package.

Dubbed as Novell Nterprise Linux Services 1.0, the release centers on delivery of file, print, messaging, directory and management services on Linux,
along with associated support, training and consulting services.

The package is built to run on Provo, Utah-based Novell's own SuSE Linux Enterprise Server products, as well as on the Linux operating system
distributed by rival Red Hat. The offering directly targets companies looking to replace Microsoft's Windows-based server software with Linux.

Among the features offered in Nterprise Linux Services 1.0 are network management tools, self-service and collaboration capabilities, directory
services, file management functions, print capabilities, and Web-based messaging and calendaring applications. The package also includes a version of
Novell's network resource management software based on Ximian's Red Carpet server administration tools.



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