Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:04 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Novell and Ximian Ray Noorda, the son of Dutch immigrants who drove Novell Netware to become the dominant local area network operating system in the 1980s, died Monday at the age of 82 after a long bout with Alzheimer's disease. Noorda was the first to clearly articulate that the many interoperating parts of the computer industry meant that one company needed to cooperate with another to ensure their products worked together. In some realms, they might be both partners and competitors, he noted, in a relationship he summed up as 'co-opetition'.
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my first NOS
by evert on Wed 11th Oct 2006 09:19 UTC
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Netware 3.2 was my first server / network operating system I layes my hand on. It was stable, very stable! Still remember how I had struggled to enable long filenames :-)

RIP, you did improve the world.

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