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Dec 03, 2004, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"When I joined Novell back in 1995, it had just off-loaded Unix. The dream of creating a super-NOS out of NetWare and Unix had turned out, like so many initiatives before it, to have been no more than a nice little side project for honing the coding skills of Novell's then-chief scientist and his cronies; commercial viability was less than an afterthought.

"The CEO at the time had more important things on his mind--like getting Novell back to its core objectives. I remember the departing Unix engineers as being somewhat disappointed in the deal but pleased that the network operating system they loved had gone to a company committed to Unix..."

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