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Tuesday, April 29, 2003  

A few days ago I saw it and didn't think much of it until I checked a couple of other news sources. Headline from Novell's Brainshare is: Novell Boosts Linux Support.

"Officials said the next iteration of NetWare, Version 7, will include the ability for customers to run all the services that sit on top of the NetWare kernel today on top of the Linux kernel. The code for NetWare 6.5 is in beta, and NetWare 7 is likely to ship late next year, officials said."

Sure sounds like Novell's given NetWare it's last gasp of oxygen before it put's it out of it's misery. Don't get me wrong, I have supported Novell enviroments for almost 10 years now, and I sure do like seeing the 400+ day uptimes [Yep, that's well over a year] that it use to give me. It was a heck of an OS for it's day, but with only a text based UI it's days were numbered [Please don't sell me that Java X junk as a real UI, cause I ain't buying. Ben there, used that, don't work.] Simple matter of fact is that nothing is being developed for the Novell NetWare platform, yes you still see support from companies that maintain cross-platform apps, but all the new software out there is being developed either for Windows or Linux, with a small (and growing smaller) core Unix group as well.

Good by old friend, hello Linux :)

posted by David | 4/29/2003 02:19:00 PM


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