internetnews.com: Novell Roadmap is Heavy On Linux
Mar 23, 2004, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Novell is looking to bridge its NetWare past with its Linux
future, the company said Monday.
"The Provo, Utah-based network integrator kicked off its annual
BrainShare conference here complete with a roadmap heavy on Linux
and open source, across enterprise servers, desktops, tools, and
even relationships with ISVs.
"'It's been a good year,' Novell Chairman and CEO Jack Messman
said at the top of his keynote. Messman pointed back to a year in
which Novell, once best known for its NetWare network operating
system, barreled full-speed ahead into Linux, buying up major
players that included SUSE Linux and Ximian.
"Now, however, Novell plans to help 'drive (Linux) from the
periphery to the data center,' Messman maintained in his keynote.
'2004 will be the year Linux goes mainstream on Linux servers.'
Novell also plans 'very tight integration' between its server and