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NetWare sales revive in China thanks to that man Snowden

Worries about US spying in China have sparked new interest in Novell's venerable NetWare product line. NetWare ruled the LANS of the early 1990s, providing file, print and directory services in the days of client/server. Like so many other companies of the era, Novell struck trouble once Microsoft arrived in its patch. Windows …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Oct 2014

Happy 20th birthday, Windows NT 3.1: Microsoft's server outrider

It started on the server, became the desktop, it's still there in Windows 8 today, and it just turned 20 years old: Happy birthday, Windows NT. Windows NT 3.1 was released to computer manufacturers on 26 July, 1993, and initial sales of Microsoft’s debut server operating system were modest – fewer than 500,000 units sold in …
Tim Anderson, 1 Aug 2013

How Novell peaked, then threw it all away in a year

Netware 4.0 Anniversary One grey morning in the mid 1990s, your writer was bundled on a plane and flown to somewhere in Germany - it might have been Dusseldorf - to attend the Olympics. Not those Olympics. The inaugural Certified NetWare Engineer Olympics. Marketing for tech companies is tricky, and all the harder in the '90s, when sci-fi visions of …
Joe Fay, 25 Jul 2013

How the clammy claws of Novell NetWare were torn from today's networks

Anniversary Before the internet, local area networks were the big thing. A company called Novell was the first to exploit the trend for connecting systems, ultimately becoming "the LAN king" with its NetWare server operating system. There were alternatives to Novell and NetWare in the 1990s - 3Com’s 3+Share, for example – but such was its …
Liam Proven, 16 Jul 2013
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NetWare-Linux love child turned up to 11

Novell and SUSE Linux may technically be separate companies, but they are owned by the same Attachmate conglomerate and they still have to work together on specific products, such as Open Enterprise Server, which bolts NetWare print and file services to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. In the wake of buying Novell for $2.2bn back …
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Attachmate acquisition stalls Novell's Q1

Novell is in the process of being eaten by Attachmate and having some juicy patents sold off to a holding company controlled by Microsoft, Apple EMC, and Oracle. And the company's top brass took a zero for the day and didn't face Wall Street when Novell announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 ended …
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Novell shareholders approve Attachmate buyout

The shareholders of beleaguered systems software supplier Novell has approved the $2.2bn takeover of the company by Attachmate. According to an 8K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholders representing 68.1 percent of the 352.8 million outstanding shares of Novell showed up for the special meeting or …
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Novell muddles through fiscal Q4

Software maker Novell – which is in the process of selling itself to Attachmate and Microsoft for $2.2bn – reported its financial results for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 ended October 31. Rather than face a lot of pesky questions from Wall Street analysts, the top brass at the company ducked out and just pumped out a press …
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Novell misses Q3 revenue and profit targets

The uncertainty over the future of Novell continued to weigh on the company as it reported disappointing financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 ended July 31. Novell, the maker of the venerable NetWare operating system and GroupWise collaboration software, has bought its way into many adjacent markets, …
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Uncertain future hits Novell's Q3

What a surprise. A company rejects an unsolicited takeover bid and its board of directors announces that the struggling company is looking at all alternatives, including selling itself or breaking itself up. And then sales unexpectedly go south. It should have been no surprise to commercial operating system supplier Novell …
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Novell seeks rich suitors

It looks like Novell has formally put itself up for sale after rejecting the entreaties of a hedge fund two months ago. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by a separate report from the New York Times, Novell had asked for suitors looking to eat the company to put in initial bids by the end of this …
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Hedge fund suitor denies Novell asset sale rumors

As the week was ending, rumors were swirling that the hedge fund suitor of Novell, Elliott Associates, which last week offered $1bn net of cash to take over the perennially struggling software maker, was going to start selling off its target's assets if it clinches a deal. This may mean the NetWare operating system biz, and …
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Novell: Linux finally breaks even

Well, that only took six years and change. As part of its discussion of its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 ended in January, Dana Russell, chief financial officer at operating system and systems software maker Novell, said that the SUSE Linux business was at break-even, what he called "a significant …
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Novell rejigs self, waves bye to CTO

NetWare and Linux operating system seller Novell has been trying to expand into other markets since the late 1980s, and it has reorganized so many times it is hard to keep track. Today, the company did it again, saying that effective January 1, it would be consolidating from four different business units down to two. With …
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Novell forces customers to pay for maintenance

Commercial operating system and add-on systems software maker Novell this week felt the ire of its user base, as it warned partners that in a few months it would be requiring that customers get a maintenance contract on software before they would get access to patches, updates, and technical documents for that software. It …
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Novell profits even as sales slide

Commercial Linux distro and NetWare seller Novell has managed to stay profitable in its third quarter of fiscal 2009 even as sales slide thanks to the economic meltdown. In the quarter ended July 31, Novell's revenues slid by 11.9 per cent to $216.1m, but thanks to radically reduced sales, marketing, and development costs, the …
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Novell carbon copies another quarter

Operating system maker Novell had about as good - or bad - a recent quarter as everyone else in the IT racket. For its quarter ended April 30, Novell sales fell by 8.5 per cent to $215.6m. But because it has been tightening the belt and it had a pretty bad corresponding quarter last fiscal year, bringing $15m to the bottom line …
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Novell spills sales after pipe breakage

Novell's plan to shift more of its sales through channel partners has coincided with the economic meltdown, and the combination caused the company's revenues to slip a gear in its fiscal first quarter ended in January. For the quarter, Novell's sales fell by 7 per cent to $214.9m and were hurt by a dramatic drop off in …

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