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Old Story...

...but a goodie

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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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I joined Novell in 1991. It was a fun ride for the most part. Time moves on
and things change. Novell. CompuServe, Compaq. WordPerfect. Radio Shack.
Circuit City, Blockbuster, Polaroid, Buy.com, Standard Oil, Woolworths,
MySpace, Napster. 🙂

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On Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:25:30 +0000, kgroneman wrote:

> I joined Novell in 1991. It was a fun ride for the most part. Time
> moves on and things change. Novell. CompuServe, Compaq. WordPerfect.
> Radio Shack. Circuit City, Blockbuster, Polaroid, Buy.com, Standard Oil,
> Woolworths, MySpace, Napster. 🙂


Woolworths is still around, at least in Australia. 🙂



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ScorpionSting Absent Member.
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...and they're still in NZ

I joined Novell in 2005 and we shortly had about 15 employees in NZ....then within 3 years, it'd been whittled down to 2, ready for "the big sell"....that still took forever to come

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My MCNI/MCNE # was 5000000. I still use it as a password on occasion.
With my degrees and advanced degrees in engineering, I still get upset
when marketing and political forces trump quality. Even though I'm
retired and shouldn't be thinking of such things, I still do.

Bob

On 1/9/2018 3:06 PM, ScorpionSting wrote:
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> ...and they're still in NZ
>
> I joined Novell in 2005 and we shortly had about 15 employees in
> NZ....then within 3 years, it'd been whittled down to 2, ready for "the
> big sell"....that still took forever to come
>
>


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Re: Old Story...

cool story bro
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Bob,

> My MCNI/MCNE # was 5000000.  I still use it as a password on occasion.
> With my degrees and advanced degrees in engineering, I still get upset
> when marketing and political forces trump quality.  Even though I'm
> retired and shouldn't be thinking of such things, I still do.
>


I was in consulting in the early oughts, working for a company that did
it all -- Unix, NetWare, Windows, even Banyan Vines. It was a point of
pride that we would work with what the customer had, instead of telling
them what they should be using. That changed when a company exec told
us in an all-hands meeting "Our three most important partners are
Microsoft, Microsoft, and Microsoft!" The firm became essentially a MS
storefront and didn't last long after that.


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Hey Doug:

> Banyan Vines.


I haven't heard that name in years.

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Kim,

>> Banyan Vines.

>
> I haven't heard that name in years.
>


We ran Vines and BeyondMail until 1998 or thereabouts. Hard to believe,
huh?


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The US Air Force was running Vines into the '90s and then switched to
MS. MS lobbied hard with the promo that MS had government security
certification. Powers-to-be in the Air Force bought it. What MS didn't
reveal was that Windows only had Orange Book certification not Red Book
certification. Orange Book certification means there is security in the
product only if it is stand-alone, not connected to anything. Red Book
certification means the product has security when it is connected to a
network. NetWare had a Red Book certification but there was not a peep
out of Novell. I felt so helpless.


On 1/17/2018 12:11 PM, Doug wrote:
> Kim,
>
>>> Banyan Vines.

>>
>> I haven't heard that name in years.
>>

>
> We ran Vines and BeyondMail until 1998 or thereabouts.  Hard to believe,
> huh?
>
>


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Re: Old Story...

Basically same story today.... MS are/have been in spinning their typical white lies about how "wonderful", "secure", and "simple" office is..... Micro Focus are no where to be seen....

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On Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:53:25 +0000, kgroneman wrote:

> Hey Doug:
>
>> Banyan Vines.

>
> I haven't heard that name in years.


LANTastic! 😄

I once set up one of those for a nonprofit. But I never actually played
with Vines.



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Re: Old Story...

I started using NetWare 2.15 in 1988/89 and went all the way to NetWare
6.5 in Jan. 2014 when the last one (for LDAP) was shutdown. LDAP was
replaced by Oracle's LDAP product and File/Print was replaced a year
before with M$.

Jan. 2014 was a sad day. My NetWare/eDir LDAP server had been used
since July 2001.

My first NetWare 2.15 network was Token Ring.



On 01/09/2018 10:25 AM, kgroneman wrote:
> I joined Novell in 1991. It was a fun ride for the most part. Time moves on
> and things change. Novell. CompuServe, Compaq. WordPerfect. Radio Shack.
> Circuit City, Blockbuster, Polaroid, Buy.com, Standard Oil, Woolworths,
> MySpace, Napster. 🙂
>


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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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Hey tBM:

>My first NetWare 2.15 network was Token Ring.


The worst part about token ring jokes is that if someone starts telling one
while you are telling yours, all joking stops.

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On Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:58:03 +0000, kgroneman wrote:

> Hey tBM:
>
>>My first NetWare 2.15 network was Token Ring.

>
> The worst part about token ring jokes is that if someone starts telling
> one while you are telling yours, all joking stops.


When it comes to humour, you're always a beacon of hope. 😉



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