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Novell Suse 9.3 : Novell Ships Richest Linux Distribution Ever to the Market
Author: Novell | Wednesday April 20, 2005

SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 gives both Linux newcomers and experienced users everything they need to get started and grow with Linux.


WALTHAM, Mass. – April 20, 2005 — Novell announced that SUSE® LINUXProfessional 9.3, the new version of Novell's Linux retail product, isavailable today. The latest version takes Linux for the home enthusiast to anew level of ease of use and system performance. With a complete Linux*operating system, productivity software, and home networking capabilities,SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 provides both the advanced applications toolsthat experienced users demand, as well as the ease of installation andsecurity that newcomers to Linux desire. As a result, Novell is making iteasier than ever before for individuals to leverage the power of Linux at anaffordable price.



SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 includes a leading edge Linux operating system,over 3,000 open source packages, including a complete set of desktopapplications, convenient installation media, and comprehensive documentationand installation support. For general purpose users, SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 includes everything one would need for home computing and computingon-the-go, including the latest OpenOffice productivity suite and Firefox webbrowser, email and instant messaging tools, digital photo organizers,multimedia viewers, mobility support and basic networking capabilities.

More advanced users will find tools for setting up a secure home network,running a Web server, developing applications, and creating a virtualizedenvironment. In addition, SUSE LINUX Professional delivers several importantnew technology previews to the open source community, including Xentechnology for virtualization, Beagle desktop search and Linphone for voiceover IP. SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 continues Novell's tradition ofdelivering the leading open source technologies on the market to end users ina manageable, cost effective manner.
Availability and Pricing

SUSE LINUX Professional is offered globally via all major retail channels andonline shops at the suggested retail price of $99.95/Euros (€) 77.54.Customers of earlier versions can purchase an update edition for$59.95/Euros (€) 51.86.

Students providing proof of eligibility will be ableto purchase the entire offering for the upgrade price.
For additional product information, please visit:http://www.novell.com/products/linuxprofessional/overview.html
For a list of resellers and distributors, please visit:http://www.novell.com/products/linuxprofessional/resellers/index.html
About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure softwareand services to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linuxsolutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercialand open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility andchoice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell canbe found at Novell.

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Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States andother countries. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE LINUX AG, a Novellbusiness. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their respectiveowners.


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