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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RE: Goodbye Novell
by IanSVT on Wed 10th Oct 2007 12:47 UTC in reply to "Goodbye Novell"
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What graphical tools are you talking about? What does Mono have to do with it? Is there a real benefit to open sourcing NetWare services, or more specifically NCP and eDirectory and dealing with having to remove third party code and encryption techniques(such as RSA bits)?

I'm not going to sit here and defend Novell's corporate culture. I have no experience to be able to. Nor am I going to defend their management decisions because I don't agree with all of them.

However, I don't see how all this directly impacts OES2 and specifically OES2 Linux and whether it is a solid performer in the server room. Apparently it's feature equal(or better) than OES2 NetWare.

I reserve judgment on the product for myself until I can actually find the time to install it and begin testing.

Edited 2007-10-10 12:49

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