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Wyse and Novell Collaborate on Linux Thin Clients

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced it is working with Novell to bring the next generation of Linux-based thin clients to market. Both companies are committed to giving customers everything they need to transition from traditional desktops with proprietary operating systems to Wyse thin clients based on SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced it is working with Novell to bring the next generation of Linux-based thin clients to market. Both companies are committed to giving customers everything they need to transition from traditional desktops with proprietary operating systems to Wyse thin clients based on SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell.

With this partnership, customers who prefer Linux can now deploy a thin computing environment that leverages a standard operating system throughout the enterprise with a consistent, rich user interface. As a result, customers can realize lower operating costs, increased data security and dramatically improved manageability. Wyse customers are today using SUSE Linux Enterprise on Wyse thin clients in limited installations.

"This effort will result in giving users more choice and flexibility when deploying Linux on thin clients," said Ricardo Antuna, Vice President of Business Development for Wyse Technology. "We are continuing to work together to deliver more value by allowing organizations to easily standardize on Linux without compromising on security, scalability and performance."

SUSE Linux Enterprise Thin Client from Novell is the only enterprise-quality Linux solution that provides easy configuration and management of desktop operating system images. It simplifies desktop management tasks such as application updates by maintaining applications on the server, while increasing security with central storage of sensitive data. In addition, it combines the compelling cost advantages of Linux with the innovative capabilities unique to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, from which it is derived.

"The market opportunity for Linux and thin computing is tremendous," said John Judge, vice president of worldwide alliances at Novell. "We already have several customers deploying SUSE Linux Enterprise on Wyse thin client devices. In the coming months, we look forward to working even more closely with Wyse and increasing our market momentum."

Windsor Unified School District has already deployed SUSE Linux Enterprise products on Wyse devices. Heather Carver, director of Technology and Information Services for the Windsor Unified School District, said, "By moving to a Wyse thin-client architecture running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, our school district has reduced its hardware costs by 75 percent and software costs by nearly 95 percent. This saving accounts for nearly 50 percent of the district's IT budget, which we can now allocate towards other projects. We now have a secure and centrally managed computing environment, making the most of our limited resources."

Both Wyse and Novell will be exhibiting at LinuxWorld in booth #702, where Wyse products are being showcased.

About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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