Started by Raffaele the Amigan, August 12, 2007, 12:21:45 pm
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QuoteI know Novell is no SCO, but still I can't sleep 100% soundly tonight only because Novell also signed that harrowing deal with M$. I'm only praying they're simply playing M$ for a sucker (in the hopes, perhaps, of stealing their business as any decent predatory company would do.... ^.^; ), and have no intention of perhaps.... you know.................. SELLING the UNIX and Unixware copyright to M$ for some quick cash.......... ^______________^;
QuoteFor some time in the early 1990s UnixWare was one of the "three pillars" of Novell's long-term business strategy, as Ray Noorda put it, they were "NetWare, UnixWare and AppWare". At the time their traditional cash cow, NetWare, was rapidly being displaced by Windows NT-based servers, and Novell was trying to diversify. During this time Novell's chief executive spent much of the company's war chest to purchase suites of products the company could use to "take on" Microsoft both in the marketplace and in the courts. It has been suggested that the strategy was partly influenced due to a personal dislike of Bill Gates by Novell's Chief Noorda.