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CNET News.com: Novell jumps into Linux pool

Network software maker Novell today announced plans to
fully embrace Linux.

“Having previously dabbled with the “open source” software
movement, Novell said it plans to make versions of its networking
software available for Linux users and launched a version of its
directory services for the growing operating system.”

“Novell said it currently is shipping a version of its NDS
eDirectory software for Linux. Directory software essentially
serves as a central “phone book” for network-based computing assets
and information about computers and users, software and network
devices….”

“But Novell executives said the directory will be just the tip
of the iceberg, with the company’s related software also moving to
Linux through this year and next. That means associated software
for network caching and PC and server management will be available
for Linux, among other products.”


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