Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Oct 2007 05:34 UTC, submitted by WillM
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Experts say that migrations from Unix to Linux have slowed down because all the low-hanging fruit has now been picked. Linux growth in the U.S. x86 server market has, over the past six quarters, started to falter and reverse its positive course relative to Windows Server and the market as a whole." More here.
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What have Novell done in the past four years with respect to the competition? Other than not actually compete with their competitors and sign a deal with said competitor that says "Pretty please, don't hurt us!", they have done absolutely nothing.

Uh oh, here we go again! ;)

In the past four years, Novell has done the following:

-Ported NCP to linux
-Ported NSS to linux
-Ported eDirectory to linux(cross platform enabled to span over NetWare, Linux, and Windows)
-Ported GroupWise to linux(cross platform enabled to span over NetWare, Linux, and Windows)
-Built the next generation Zen platform on linux
-Ported NDPS/iPrint to linux
-Rebuilt part(server.exe) of NetWare to be virtual machine aware.
-Ported DNS/DHCP directory integrated services to linux.

That's just a snip-it. Has Novell done a good job selling their products? Clearly not. Can they do a better job with many facets of their business? Absolutely. Has Novell "done absolutely nothing" in the past four years? That is about as incorrect of a statement as you can make on the subject.

Edited 2007-10-26 12:58

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