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TechWeb: Novell Aligns With Red Hat, Forges Ahead

Sep 27, 2000, 21:59 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Glascock)

"Forging its strongest ties yet with the open-source community, Novell Inc. said Wednesday that Red Hat Inc. has adopted its NDS eDirectory and DirXML to power the directory services infrastructure of the leading Linux distributor's subscription service...."

"Schmidt called Red Hat both a partner and a customer and said the company brings to Novell a strong end-user presence in an area where the networking vendor has been weak."

"In turn, Novell offers enterprise network expertise. The Red Hat Network will deliver security patches and updates worldwide...."

"Linux and Novell will be tremendous for the computing environment -- very, very exciting for the future in competition with proprietary systems like Microsoft," Novell's biggest competitor, said Clarence Mayo, associate principal engineer, Sverdrup Technologies, Tallahoma, Tenn., He was one of the N+I attendees and Linux enthusiasts who were excited by the announcement."

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