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Re: [News] Hovsepian: 80% of Customers Move Towards Linux

On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 00:21:05 +0200, Peter Köhlmann
<peter.koehlmann@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>OK wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:21:15 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>CRN Interview: Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian, The First 100 Days
>>>,----[ Quote ]
>>>| CRN: To what extent are you seeing migration from NetWare to Linux?
>>>| HOVSEPIAN: Eighty percent of customers have moved to OES [Open
>>>| Enterprise Server] contracts, so the good news is they've given us a
>>>| first step of migration to OES, which is a Linux dimension.
>> 80% of the *remaining* 2% customers... 98% of the original Netware
>> user base having migrated to Windows NT (starting with 3.5) many years
>> ago.
>And regretting every day of it
>I know some Netware customers who got succered by the MS-reps lies
>In one case a single netware server had to be replaced by 4 ( *four!!* )
>NT-servers to handle the exact same load. Needless to say, the 4
>NT-machines were much faster hardware
>In that case, when the MS-stooges were unable to get some token-performance
>out of their shitty OS, they could pack all their stuff after the netware
>server was restarted

That's the usual fairy tale. In fact, NT 3.5 was a *hell* of a lot
faster then NetWare 3.x at file and print serving, million of times
more reliable and manageable. The last good version of NetWare was
v2.11a for the 286, everything that came after that was just a pile of
completely unstable crap. NetWare 386 was a disaster and users
migrated en masse to Vines, Lanman and NT. Novell lost the market at
about that time, and never recovered.

Years laters NT4 crushed NetWare 5 just as NT 3.5 burried Netware 3.x,
for about half the cost, conforting users in the rightness of their
decision to abandon Novell:


>Last I heard was that it was replaced 4 years ago. By a linux server (and a
>backup-machine, identically configured)

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