Product of the Day: Real World Linux Product Spotlight - Novell's GroupWise for the Linux Enterprise

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Product: GroupWise for the Linux Enterprise

Manufacturer: Novell

Address: 404 Wyman Street, Suite 500

Waltham, MA 02451

Novell's GroupWise for Linux - Bringing World-Class Collaboration to the Linux Enterprise

Novell's entry into the Linux market has brought some proven enterprise software experience to the Linux camp. Novell is showcasing one of the most trusted and secure collaboration platform in the industry running entirely on Linux: Novell GroupWise 6.5 for Linux at this year's show.

Available April 15, GroupWise 6.5 for Linux brings the reliability and rich feature set of a proven collaboration environment to the Linux enterprise, giving customers the ability to choose the network platform they want while still being able to take advantage of a world-class enterprise collaboration solution.

A Novell Nterprise product, GroupWise handles e-mail, calendaring, instant messaging, contact management, document management and workflow services across network operating systems including Novell NetWare, Windows NT/2000 and now Linux. Later this year, Novell's award-winning Ximian Evolution--an e-mail and workgroup client for Linux-based systems--will feature native support for GroupWise for Linux. In addition, basic GroupWise plug-in support for the Gaim instant messaging client will be available in the next 30 days, distributed through the Gaim open source project.

Novell GroupWise combines stringent security with flexible user access features and low ownership and maintenance costs. GroupWise caters to the way people really work, giving them access to their information when and where they need it through the client or Web browser via desktop and laptop computers, wireless telephones, PDAs and RIM devices. More than 34 million GroupWise users currently take advantage of lower total cost of ownership, including lower initial costs combined with lower administration costs, advantages not available from products like Exchange and Notes.

Pricing and Availability

Novell GroupWise 6.5 for Linux will be available April 15 through Novell channel partners at upgrade pricing for customers using previous versions of GroupWise and those migrating from competitive collaboration products. Current GroupWise 6.5 customers can order it for no additional license fee. Details can be found at www.novell.com/products/groupwise/pricing.html.

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