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  1. Old Story...


    ....but a goodie

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    Re: Old Story...

    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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    ....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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    Bob NNTP User

    Re: Old Story...

    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:
    >
    > ...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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    sunshinebaby478 NNTP User

    Re: Old Story...


    cool story bro


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    Doug NNTP User

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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 - 1/17/2018 7:52:35 AM

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    Doug NNTP User

    Re: Old Story...

    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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    Bob NNTP User

    Re: Old Story...

    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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