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Wired: Novell Swings Back

Feb 08, 2000, 17:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

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"Novell's program, The Novell Advantage over Windows 2000, takes aim at Windows 2000 in general, and its Active Directory service in particular.

Microsoft itself routinely compares its Active Directory to Novell Directory Services (NDS), often unfavorably. The Advantage site features lengthy rebuttals to Microsoft's claims, plus a daily 'Did you know?' feature that pokes holes in Microsoft's claims about Windows 2000.

Novell points out that NDS has been around for more than 10 years. It's mature and available on a number of platforms, while Windows 2000 is brand new, bound to have bugs, and Active Directory is a Windows 2000-only solution.

Beyond that, much of Novell's beef is with a feature on Microsoft Direct Access called 'Windows 2000 Server: A Prime Choice over Novell's NetWare 5.' Novell calls Redmond's claims 'false and misleading,' with 'many blatant untruths in an attempt to mislead existing and potential Novell customers.' "

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