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Novell Strikes Three Open Source Deals

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Novell drove home its open source gospel Tuesday, trotting out three major converts to its Linux software suites: the Finnish military, a New England bank and a New York hospital chain.

The announcements came on the second day of BrainShare Global 2006, the week-long conference that has drawn more than 6,000 Novell users, developers and sellers to the downtown Salt Lake Convention Center.

"In three months, Novell stabilized our entire e-mail system and put us on a path to managing all our desktops," Ken Lobenstein said. "We've made more progress in the last few months than we had in the previous two years."

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