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ZDNet: Novell's Stone: NetWare's Linux Future

Aug 08, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"But while management continues to stress its continued support for NetWare, the question of its flagship product lingers. Indeed, Novell customers have expressed concern that the company's new Linux focus might result in the abandonment of NetWare. CNET News.com recently spoke with Chris Stone, Novell's vice chairman, to find out what the future holds--for Linux and for NetWare.

"Are customers worried about the direction that Novell and NetWare is headed?

"Customers don't necessarily buy OSes--they buy the services on top. In many cases the reason that, say, Microsoft is so successful is because they differentiate themselves with the Office application suite. We didn't do that..."

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