Chapter 4. A Brief History of NetWare

To truly understand Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES), you must know something of its heritage. By understanding what has come before it and the evolution that NetWare has undergone, you can understand what a truly innovative product OES is.

This chapter focuses on NetWare for those who have not worked with it before. It looks at the history of the network operating system and the history of Novell itself. You'll learn about the different versions, the people who made it what it is, and some of the tools used to administer it.

The History of NetWare

In 1979, a company bearing the moniker of Novell Data System came into being in Utah. In 1981, this company hired three Brigham Young University graduates ...

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