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SUSE Linux Groupware Server Now The Most Powerful Lotus Solution For IntelAnd AMD 32-bit Processors

New SUSE Linux Groupware Server Supports Up to 6000 Clients Per Server

Oakland, CA
July 8, 2002

Today, SUSE Linux, the international Open Source technology leader and solutions provider, announced the release of an updated version of the SUSE Linux Groupware Server. The interweaving of the Linux operating system with the newly released Lotus Application Server 5.0.10 makes the SUSE Linux Groupware Server the most powerful Lotus solution for Intel and AMD 32-bit processors.

The SUSE Linux Groupware Server combines the stability and security of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system with the comprehensive functionality of Lotus Domino, the world's most widely used messaging and web application server. Boasting upwards of 85 million Notes users, Lotus is undisputedly number one when it comes to the groupware and messaging market. Companies and departments with more than 50 PC workstations now benefit from the following improvements:

Optimized performance
Through seamless integration of the operating system with the application server, the new SUSE Linux Groupware Server clearly outperforms similar systems. With the SUSE Linux Groupware Server on the x86 architecture, response periods are up to 60% shorter than those of comparable server operating systems.

Improved scalability
SUSE Linux Groupware Server easily handles up to 6000 users. Standard Linux distributions have a limited capacity of about 1000 users.

Remote control included
The new version of SUSE Linux Groupware Server allows maintenance via the intranet or the Internet, for both the operating system as well as the Domino applications. This saves time and reduces costs.

Integrated system interfaces for other applications
SUSE Linux Groupware Server offers interfaces for widely used applications and solutions such as MS Office, MS Outlook, and SAP/R3. Thus, the SuSE Linux Groupware Server is the ideal platform for enterprise deployment.

SUSE Linux Groupware Server is built on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 operating system with the new Linux kernel 2.4.18. Lotus Application Server 5.0.10 provides efficient tools for document management, workflow management, messaging, and scheduling. Furthermore, the Lotus Application Server constitutes a flexible basis for the rapid development of its own web and messaging applications.

As part of ongoing system maintenance, SUSE delivers all relevant patches, fixes, and updates for the server operating system in a quality-assured and well-documented form. SUSE Linux Groupware Server helps companies implement their IT infrastructure inexpensively, reliably, and securely on a long-term basis; certifications of leading hardware and software providers retain their validity even after updates.

Price and Availability
The new SUSE Linux Groupware Server will be available from SUSE Linux Business Partners in July. The recommended retail price of USD $3,490 per server includes extensive documentation, 30 days of product support and 12 months of system maintenance.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell® Nsure™), Web application development (Novell exteNd™) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise™), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell NgageSM). Active in the open source community with its Ximian and SUSE Linux brands, Novell is firmly committed to open source and offers comprehensive Linux products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server. Novell's vision of one Net - a world without information boundaries - helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically. For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272) or visit http://www.novell.com. Press should visit http://www.novell.com/pressroom.

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Kevan Barney
SUSE
Telephone: +1 801-861-2931
Email: kbarney@suse.com

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