Novell Wants to be Bought Out

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casolver

My paystub, not directly from Novell, is still because of Novell. I have been in IT the last 17 years and the whole time it been based on Novell being there. I agree that somethings they do aren't the easiest, but you also have better options with Novell. They have been around in the server world a very long time and resting on the now retired NetWare server was probably not the best thing to do, but they have a great product set with SuSE.

I for one don't know what will happen with Novell.

I don't see anyone forking out $2 billion+ dollars for them though.

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DasHellMutt

Does anyone realy still care about Novell? If so for gods sake why? When I took a Novell Administration course in college 10 years ago it was completely irrelevant and outclassed in every way by Microsoft and others. I can't imagine the situation has gotten any better. Novell is the slow, difficult, and painful way of doing things. They don't need to be bought. They just need to die quietly.

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fullur

Unfortunately some of us are bound by the decisions of people who take anti-Microsoft sentiment into greater consideration than actual productivity and value. As the only real commercial alternative to MS for a major network platform, Novell serves a purpose.

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