Novell today announced that Ximian(R)
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
9.0. The update also includes the Ximian Edition of 1.1,
GAIM instant messenger client and updated Ximian Red Carpet(TM) 2.0
configuration management client software.

“Linux offers IT organizations new opportunities to control their
future,” said Chris Stone, Novell(R) vice chairman — Office of the CEO.
“With the delivery of Ximian Desktop 2, now for SUSE LINUX Desktop and
SUSE 9.0, Novell provides the most complete and usable open source
desktop offering available.”

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(R) 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
organizations using Linux desktops in a mixed Windows/Linux computing
environment. For more information, visit