"Okay, the headline is a bit dramatic. But the Sun-MySQL
business combo makes The VAR Guy wonder: Will Novell wake up and
start buying open source application providers... or is Novell
doomed to repeat the exact same mistakes it made in the 1990s?
Alas, Novell in 2008 looks a lot like Novell from a decade ago.
That's not good. Here's why.
"In the early 1990s, Novell NetWare held nearly 70 percent of
the network operating system market. But that market share
plummeted because NetWare missed out on the huge server application