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JonoBacon.org: Novell and Ximian and SuSE and...

Nov 25, 2003, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jono Bacon)

[ Thanks to Jono Bacon for this link. ]

"A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away there used to be a company called Novell. This company used to rule the roost with its software and many networks were running Netware and a variety of Novell services. As time went on, the good folks at Novell started loosing their grip too much, slipping towards software relegation in a game that was becoming a one team match. It seemed that the mighty Microsoft had taken over, and Novell were to become just another entry in the famed history books.

"But no, we first heard some rumblings that Novell were going to offer a Linux basis for its software as opposed to Netware. This caused headlines in the computing world, people looked at the Novell website for a while and then went back to how it was before. But stop, there is more, we then heard that Novell had purchased Ximian; the fine company that develops and markets... er... Evolution..."

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