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eWeek: NetWare Platform Is Far From Dead

Apr 21, 2005, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"When Novell Inc. acquired SuSE Linux AG and its SuSE Linux Enterprise Server product, the move left many--including sites that depend on NetWare--wondering whether the acquisition signaled the end of the road for Novell's once-dominant network operating system. Novell has indeed announced that there will be no further standalone NetWare releases. Rather, the operating system will continue to live on as an underlying platform for Novell's Open Enterprise Server.

"Far from sounding a death knell for NetWare, however, the work Novell has done to plaster over the differences between NetWare and Linux in OES should extend the life of NetWare as a platform. This is good news for NetWare shops that aren't ready to migrate off this stalwart platform..."

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