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Novell prepares to take on Red Hat

NEW YORK (11/04/2003) - Novell Inc.'s purchase of Linux developer SuSE Linux AG sets the company up to build a full portfolio of Linux-based software and to challenge Red Hat Inc. as the leading vendor of corporate Linux products, Novell executives said Tuesday in a conference call following announcement of the US$210 million acquisition.