Exhibit 99.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2007

Novell Reports Financial Results for Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2007

     •   Fourth fiscal quarter 2007 product revenue grew 10% year-over-year, led by 69% Linux Platform Products revenue growth
     •   Achieved non-GAAP adjusted operating margin of 8% for fourth fiscal quarter 2007

WALTHAM, Mass. – December 13, 2007 – Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL) today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. For the quarter, Novell reported net revenue of $245 million, which excludes $6 million of revenue from its Swiss-based business consulting unit, which Novell agreed to sell during the quarter. This compares to net revenue of $234 million for the fourth fiscal quarter 2006. The loss from operations for the fourth fiscal quarter 2007 was $13 million, compared to income from operations of $4 million for the fourth fiscal quarter 2006. The loss available to common stockholders from continuing operations in the fourth fiscal quarter 2007 was $9 million, or $0.03 loss per common share. This compares to income available to common stockholders from continuing operations of $21 million, or $0.05 per diluted common share, for the fourth fiscal quarter 2006. Foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted total revenue by approximately $6 million and did not materially impact the loss from operations year-over-year.

On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted income from operations for the fourth fiscal quarter 2007 was $20 million. This compares to non-GAAP adjusted income from operations of $18 million in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP adjusted income available to common stockholders from continuing operations for the fourth fiscal quarter 2007 was $20 million, or $0.06 per adjusted diluted common share. This compares to non-GAAP adjusted income available to common stockholders from continuing operations of $20 million, or $0.05 per adjusted diluted common share, for the fourth fiscal quarter 2006.

In the fourth fiscal quarter 2007, Novell entered into an agreement to sell its Swiss-based business consulting unit. Accordingly, all financial results for this unit were excluded from Novell's continuing operations for income statement reporting purposes and are reported as discontinued operations.

For the full fiscal year 2007, Novell reported net revenue of $932 million and a loss available to common stockholders from continuing operations of $26 million, or $0.08 loss per common share. Comparatively, net revenue for the full fiscal year 2006 was $919 million and income available to common stockholders from continuing operations was $4 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share. Foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted total revenue by approximately $15 million and negatively impacted the loss from operations by $5 million year-over-year.


The following information was filed by Novell Inc (NOVL) on Thursday, December 13, 2007 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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