Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:10 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Novell and Ximian "Novell's long journey from NetWare to Linux is finally complete. On Oct. 8, Novell released Open Enterprise Server 2 to its customers worldwide. Shortly after acquiring SUSE and its enterprise-focused Linux distribution, Novell announced that its follow-on to NetWare 6.5 would ship as a set of network services that could run atop the NetWare and the Linux kernel, OES 1.0. OES, which began shipping in April 2005, was the first major step in Novell moving NetWare's services from its native operating system to Linux. Now, with OES 2.0, the NetWare operating system kernel, NetWare 6.5 SP7, is still there if you run it, but it runs on top of the Xen hypervisor. You can also run the NetWare services, or a para-virtualized instance of NetWare, on top of Xen with the SLES 10 SP 1 kernel. So, if you're wedded to NetWare and its way of doing things, you don't have to wave good-bye to it."
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Better than OES?
by systyrant on Tue 9th Oct 2007 19:14 UTC
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2007-01-18

My only hope is that it's better than the original OES. That one was a dead dog.

While I have a lot of love for Novell as a whole the new (IBM) execs are killing the company. Support sucks and is expensive. What they offer small business sucks compared to what they did offer. Mostly they still seem unstable and the rumor that they are working to devalue the company so IBM can buy them up is starting to sound true.

At any rate I'm looking forward to trying out OES 2.

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