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PRNewswire: Timpanogas Research Group Announces Open Source...NDS-Compliant Directory on...Linux

Aug 30, 1999, 19:19 (4 Talkback[s])

"Today, Timpanogas Research Group...announces development plans for an Open Source version of the first world-class directory on the Windows NT-based and Linux operating systems. Code-named Thor, this directory will bring the superior performance and management capabilities of Novell's NDS to Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux."

"Scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2000, Thor is designed to dramatically increase the viability of Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux as competitive enterprise solutions. Additionally, Thor on Windows 2000 will help to eliminate problems between the non-compatible directories on that platform and NetWare. According to Jeff Merkey, CEO of Timpanogas Research Group, "Novell has spent years laying the foundation for acceptance of and demand for a true enterprise directory. Though not the first directory to have ever been released, NDS is certainly the current world leader in functionality, ease of management and extensibility. Our goal is to ensure that Novell's preeminence in this area is recognized by and made accessible for the Microsoft and Linux communities."

"Because of the full wire compatibility between Thor and NDS, any application developed for one platform can now run on the other," states Carley Brennan, EVP of Marketing for Timpanogas Research Group. "This compatibility will immediately increase the number of applications that NetWare, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux can run. It will also make it easier for developers on one platform to port their applications to the other."

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