Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Novell, at one point, had everything a networking company could ask for: market share, good product, and a receptive audience. It literally owned the entire networking map and was considered the only game in town for serious file and print networking. Obviously, it lost a major battle with Microsoft some years ago, and Windows 2000 now owns this market.
So why is Novell still in business? And why am I devoting an hour to NDS and Netware? Well, Novell’s NDS is in use for millions of users all over the world. It’s one key reason why many large organizations are still running Novell products; there’s no really good ...