This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Why Novell and Netware with it went titsup
I previously wrote about why Madge Networks went titsup here. This triggered discussions and thoughts about Novell, the Big Red.
In the early nineties my first LAN installation were done using IBM
PS/2 servers running LAN Manager from IBM on token-ring. I then started
work at a company who did Novell Netware installations. I started on
Netware 3.11 but often had to support Netware 2 installation. This was
the days of DOS and OS/2. It was the days before the Internet where
drivers updates and bugfixes were downloaded from a BBS using 9.6k baud
modem. It had to be a US Robotics and I can safely say I spend more time
with that modem than anything else. All software came shrink wrapped.
The Novell Software came in a Big Red box, shipped freshly shrink wrapped from the Mormons.