Novell to Showcase Linux Solutions as a Platinum Sponsor at LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Conference & Expo 2006

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Novell continues to be a leader in the IT community and an integral part of the mixed-environment arena. Novell is returning for the third consecutive year as a Platinum Sponsor at the LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Conference and Expo, April 24–26, 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with major space and a keynote address. Novell’s prominence at the event will serve as a beacon for professionals that are looking for the latest technology to run their organizations efficiently and cost effectively.

As mixed-environments become more and more common, Novell continues to offer innovative solutions, and is a key exhibitor for LWNW 2006.

Novell continues to be a leader in the IT community and an integral part of the mixed-environment arena. Novell is returning for the third consecutive year as a Platinum Sponsor at the LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Conference and Expo, April 24–26, 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with major space and a keynote address. Novell’s prominence at the event will serve as a beacon for professionals that are looking for the latest technology to run their organizations efficiently and cost effectively.

“Novell has a strong commitment to Linux and believes it is an important part of Canadian organizations’ enterprise strategies,” says Don Chapman, President, Novell Canada Ltd. “As a firm proponent of choice and open platforms, we appreciate the opportunity and experience of meeting with others in the industry and sharing our vision of the open enterprise. We are excited to once again participate in the LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Conference and Expo as Novell continues to support the adoption of open source and Linux.”

Ross Chevalier, CTO/CIO – Novell Canada, and long time industry visionary, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, April 26, 2:00 p.m. One of the hottest topics is currently open source and Linux on the corporate Desktop and this will be the focus of the presentation. Chevalier will show the how and why of implementing Linux on the enterprise level, demonstrating usability, management and support. Chevalier has 20 years of industry experience and is responsible for managing Novell Canada’s technology and solutions architecture team.

“Novell Canada, returning for a third year, has remained a stronghold in the Open Source arena at LWNW 2006.” says Bruce Cole, Strategic Development Director LinuxWorld & NetworkWorld Canada. “As mixed-environments become more and more common, Novell continues to offer innovative solutions, and is a key exhibitor for LWNW 2006.”

Novell’s mission to help businesses manage, simplify, secure, and integrate heterogeneous IT environments will resound clearly with LWNW 2006’s audience of IT professionals and business executives, who are keen on facilitating processes and lowering costs.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise. With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centres around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.

In Canada, press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at: http://www.novell.com/offices/americas/canada/pressroom/index.html. Please also visit the Novell News Canada at http://www.novellnews.ca.

LINUXWORLD & NETWORKWORLD CANADA (LWNW)

LinuxWorld & NetworkWorld (LWNW) Canada Conference & Expo 2006 is “Where the IT Industry Meets!” LWNW 2006 is the number one marketplace for management and IT professionals to interact, learn about the newest applications and solutions, and see demonstrations of leading information technology based products and services in a mixed environment. The world-renowned, multi-sector event zeros in on technology pillars: security, dynamic storage, network management, communications, systems architecture, business solutions, server applications VOIP, ITIL, governance, web applications, and more. Exceptional non-commercial, educational programming conducted by renowned authors, academics and end users includes case studies and tutorials, demonstrating real-life applications and solutions.

For detailed information about the trade show, conference and keynotes visit http://www.lwnwexpo.plumcom.ca. Media members are encouraged to pre-register and receive a complete conference preview guide.

Novell is a registered trademark and Software for the Open Enterprise is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

For further information:

Stephanie Cole

LinuxWorld & NetworkWorld Canada

Event Publicist

(905) 695-0123 x211

steph@plumcom.ca

http://www.lwnwexpo.plumcom.ca

Anita Wong/Cindy Watson

Strategic/Ampersand

416 961-5595

anita@stratamp.com

cindy@stratamp.com

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