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WideOpenNews: Novell Getting Serious about Linux

Feb 28, 2000, 19:19 (1 Talkback[s])

"A directory like NDS lets systems administrators manage and control far-flung networks of users from their own desktops. Windows 2000 is being shipped with a new directory of its own, called Active Directory. Marrying NDS and Linux is an obvious, and long anticipated, move -- particularly now that Novell has made clear that NDS, and not its NetWare networking operating system, is its cornerstone product for the future. Linux gains a critical application, and the association with Novell may further legitimize Linux in the eyes of Novell's customer base, which ranges from mom-and-pop businesses to the world's largest corporations."

"The marriage will also offer the Linux community a line of ancillary apps. InfoWorld reports that Novell is beginning to outline features of its next version of GroupWise, groupware similar to Lotus Notes that offers email, calendar, and group messaging services, among others. Code-named Bulletproof, the upcoming release is expected to incorporate XML and be managed entirely from NDS."

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