"Oracle is withdrawing all support for Novell's Netware
operating system "out of the blue", forcing users to migrate to
other platforms. In a document seen by Computing, Oracle says it
will end "error correction support for all Oracle products on
Novell Netware, effective 31 December 2001."
"Oracle will only offer limited support - known as extended
assistance support and described by one user as "worthless" - for
its products on Netware for another three years. This covers
telephone and electronic support, but not software bug fixes,
certification or response time support.
"Oracle strongly recommends that customers upgrade to other
Oracle-supported platforms as soon as possible," the document
states. Migration options recommended include its own Oracle 8i
appliance, Linux, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX."
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