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Nov 22, 2003, 10:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rupert Goodwins)

"If organisations could feel grumpy about the past, Novell would have the blues so bad BB King should write the company anthem. Here is an outfit who owned corporate networking just at the point the market went stratospheric. Netware was to servers what Windows is to the desktop, and the company had an impeccable reputation for reliability and performance in an area where nothing else mattered. And they threw it all away.

"It's an open secret that while Microsoft was going through its early and none too impressive experiments with networking--Windows for Workgroups, anyone?--it lived in fear of Novell waking up and sniffing the packets. But as the 90s wore on and the Redmond boys slowly got it right, the sleeping Utah giant stayed firmly beneath the duvet..."

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