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By mongai ·
THANKS FOR ALL. IS NOVEL NETWARE STILL IN MARKET OR PLANNING TO FACE OUT? WHAT IS ITS ADVANTAGE OVER THESE OTHER NETWORK OP SYS. WHY TOO MANY EXPERTS IN MS WINDOWS NT THAN REST PARTICULARLY IN AFRICA?

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by pierrejamme In reply to NOVEL NETWARE

WHAT (excuse me) is your question?

Of course Novell is still in the business, they just announced version 6.5.
I have been a CNE for five or more years and have used NetWare as the main OS on my networks since 1991. (version 2.12)
NetWare servers stay up until they shutdown, not vice versa as in M$. I usually let them run 200 days before restarting, unless power is off for an extended time.
There are more MSCEs out there because there is more demand for them. M$ takes more management, patching, etc than NetWare. And they say it pays more and is an easier exam??

Of course I also use M$ and Linux who wouldn't take advantage of everything available.
Enough soap boxing for today,
NetWare until the end!

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by mongai In reply to NOVEL NETWARE

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by pgm554 In reply to NOVEL NETWARE

Novell's strength has been file and print services with incredible stability(no crashes).
I have had customers up and running for years without having to turn off their servers.

MS, on the other hand, has strength as an applcation server (database).Every major player in the database arena has something that runs on Windows (Oracle,Sybase,IBM).

To make an analogy of network operating systems, I would make the following comparisons:

Novell= Sports car. Fast ,lean ,efficent,reliable. But, it requires a higher level of understanding to tweak it just right. Novell's approach to the network OS is not putting any thing on it that does make it go faster.

Unix= Mack truck .Powerful and reliable. Scalable to handle large amounts of data . Very few breakdowns with large loads.It has been around since the 70's and is very robust.
It is not very user friendly.

Windows=Mini-van. Easy to drive , easy to use.
Is not as fast or reliable when used for file and print services as Novell.Can not scale to move large amounts data as reliably as Unix.
Breakdowns are common and the security has been at best ,bad.

Micosoft markets a very mediocre product quite well. There is a saying in the corporate world that "good enough" is sometimes better than best.
But then again , the world is full of paradoxes.

PGM

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by pgm554 In reply to NOVEL NETWARE

Novell's strength has been file and print services with incredible stability(no crashes).
I have had customers up and running for years without having to turn off their servers.

MS, on the other hand, has strength as an applcation server (database).Every major player in the database arena has something that runs on Windows (Oracle,Sybase,IBM).

To make an analogy of network operating systems, I would make the following comparisons:

Novell= Sports car. Fast ,lean ,efficent,reliable.But, it requires a higher level of understanding to tweak it just right. Novell's approach to the network OS is not putting any thing on it that does not make it go faster.

Unix= Mack truck .Powerful and reliable. Scalable to handle large amounts of data . Very few breakdowns with large loads.It has been around since the 70's and is very robust.
It is not very user friendly.

Windows=Mini-van. Easy to drive , easy to use.
Is not as fast or reliable when used for file and print services as Novell.Can not scale to move large amounts data as reliably as Unix.
Breakdowns are common and the security has been at best , bad.

Micosoft markets a very mediocre product quite well. There is a saying in the corporate world that "good enough" is sometimes better than best.
But then again , the world is full of paradoxes.

PGM

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by mongai In reply to NOVEL NETWARE

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