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Novell Renames Community Linux Distribution 'openSUSE'

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Novell today announced simplified branding to make it even easier for customers to identify the right Linux* product for their needs. SUSE® Linux, Novell's award- winning community Linux distribution, will now be known as "openSUSE(TM)," echoing the name of the Novell-sponsored open source Linux project, openSUSE.org. Novell's enterprise Linux products will continue to be designated "SUSE Linux Enterprise."

"The new name 'openSUSE' distinguishes our community distribution from our enterprise products, helping us maintain clear brands for our two main Linux constituencies," said John Dragoon, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Novell. "The spotlight is shining on Novell's Linux offerings, as shown by the great success of the year-old openSUSE project and the tremendous reviews received by our SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 products."

openSUSE is created by the openSUSE.org project, the Novell-sponsored community initiative that promotes the use of Linux everywhere, especially among traditionally non-technical audiences with a retail boxed product.

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