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Novell Drops Standalone Netware, Users React

Mar 23, 2004, 14:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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eWeek: Novell to Drop Standalone NetWare

"While Novell remains completely committed to its flagship NetWare network operating system, that product will cease to exist as a standalone product offering from the end of this year.

"Jack Messman, Novell's CEO and chairman, told reporters in a question and answer session following his keynote address at the BrainShare conference here on Monday that the NetWare brand was not off its radar screen..."

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Computerworld: Linux Push Breathes New Life Into Novell for Some IT Execs

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" Attendees at Novell Inc.'s BrainShare conference this week will hear more product announcements related to the company's Linux strategy, but the bigger news may be the smiling faces of Novell officials and many users.

"The reason: After suffering through a protracted period of decline, Novell and its flagship NetWare technology have acquired new life following the company's purchases of Linux software vendors Ximian Inc. and SUSE Linux AG, several users and analysts said..."

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