Linux Magazine: The Reinvention of Novell

“Founded in 1979 as Novell Data Systems, Novell is almost as old
as the personal computer itself. And like the PC, Novell has a
colorful history. Started as a computer manufacturer and maker of
disk operating systems, the company’s first product, ShareNet, was
expensive and complicated, and sold poorly. By 1983, the first
incarnation of Novell was on the verge of collapse…”