MozillaQuest: Deja Novell All Over Again
Feb 10, 2004, 04:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Angelo)
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"In the 1990s Novell had acquired two operating systems, Unix
and DR DOS, and two PC, office/productivity applications,
WordPerfect and QuatroPro. It seemed that Novell had what it needed
to have in order to take Microsoft head-on. Then Novell sold all
that and focused on its networking software business.
"Thus until a few weeks ago, Novell had been known as an
enterprise, networking-software company. However, last year, Novell
got serious about porting its products to the GNU-Linux operating
system. Mid-summer, Novell joined in the SCO v Linux fracas--on the
side of the Linux community and against SCO..."