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  • 7 January 2004 10:31

Novell Updates Ximian Desktop 2 with Support for the Latest SUSE LINUX Platforms

Novell today announced that Ximian Desktop 2, the leading enterprise Linux desktop, now supports the latest editions of Linux client operating environment software from SUSE LINUX, a leading provider of Linux software and services. With this release, Novell’s Ximian Desktop now supports SUSE LINUX Desktop and SUSE LINUX 9. The update also includes the Ximian Edition of 1.1, GAIM instant messenger client and updated Ximian Red Carpet 2.0 configuration management client software.

“Linux offers IT organizations new opportunities to control their future,” said Chris Stone, Novell vice chairman – Office of the CEO. “With the delivery of Ximian Desktop 2, now for SUSE LINUX Desktop and SUSE 9, Novell provides the most complete and useable open source desktop offering available.”

Availability Novell Ximian Desktop 2 is free for download at The professional edition of Ximian Desktop 2, which includes technical support, automated software updates, Java support, additional fonts and valuable content plug-ins, is available for purchase at

About Ximian Desktop Novell Ximian Desktop 2 is the complete enterprise Linux desktop. It provides complete desktop productivity for Linux users, featuring a tightly integrated suite of applications that delivers seamless support for Windows file formats, networks protocols and standards. Ximian Desktop 2 includes the Ximian Edition of, which reads and writes files in the latest Microsoft Office formats, as well as the award-winning Ximian Evolution for e-mail and personal information management that can be directly integrated with Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003 and other messaging and collaboration servers.

Ximian Desktop 2 also includes a Mozilla-based Web browser, popular browser plug-ins, professional fonts, and built-in Red Carpet software management. The complete application suite, breakthrough usability and unparalleled Windows interoperability make it the ideal choice for organisations using Linux desktops in a mixed Windows/Linux computing environment. For more information, visit

About Novell Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is the leading provider of Net business solutions designed to secure and power the networked world. Novell help organisations solve complex business challenges, simplify their systems and processes, and capture new opportunities with one Net solutions. Novell provides worldwide channel, consulting, education and developer programs to support its products.

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