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2005 Novell Brainshare

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 21: In this handout from Novell, chairman and CEO of Novell Jack Messman speaks at the opening session of the BrainShare 2005 technical conference March 21, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Novell is demonstrating new components for deploying web applications to laptops and handhelds, as well as cross-platform computing, while providing reliable and secure services to businesses. (Photo by George Frey/Novell via Getty Images)

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