Enterprise Linux Today: Oracle pulls plug on Netware support; recommends migration to LinuxOct 20, 2000, 16:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Branton, Bryan Glick)
"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."