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Boston Globe: Novell Struggles with a Tough Tech Turnaround Strategy

“Novell Inc. shareholders haven’t had much to cheer about
lately.

“In the 1990s, the company was a leader in computer networking
products that enabled desktop personal computers to communicate and
share information. But in recent years, Novell, which also makes
Internet security and identity software, has been trying to move
from its own proprietary systems–marketed under the NetWare
brand–to Linux, an open-source software platform. Linux has become
increasingly popular among business, government, and institutional
information technology executives who don’t like being tied into
one company’s products…”


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