FYI, Novell HAVE purchased SuSE - the company, that is, not the

So, with regard to my previous post that I've snipped :-) expect Netware
to go the way of Native Pick in the very near future. It will go the way
of AP/Pro, where it looks like Netware for all intents and purposes, but
it's actually an app running on top of a hidden linux kernel.


-----Original Message-----
On Behalf Of Karl L Pearson
Sent: 21 April 2004 19:20
To: U2 Users Discussion List
Subject: RE: What client platform do YOU use (Parallel to GUI thread)

I attended a VMWare symposium sponsored by IBM, Novell and a local
(quite large) consulting/programming/implementation firm. The
representative from Novell stated they would be completely off M$
products by the end of the year with nearly all desktops using Suse
Linux and for their office suite. Apparently Novell has
purchased Suse, or at least a 'port' of Suse. Also, he stated that all
of Novell's commercial products would continue to run on Windows,
because of client demand, however their main focus would be in
writing/rewriting everything to run on Linux. That project was to have
been completed by last week, with announcements coming soon. Since I'm
not even remotely involved with Novell products, I haven't kept tabs on
that portion of the project.

The IBM reps stated they they are also moving off M$ products.

Just my 2 '.01's (insert appropriate currency marker)



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