Sneak peak at next year's Novell Open Enterprise Server

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Novell has outlined its long-term roadmap for Linux-based Novell Open Enterprise Server, with the mid-2007 "Cypress" release expected to include server virtualisation, better integration with Novell and Microsoft directories, and more processor support.

Open Enterprise Server brings Novell's flagship product, Netware, to Linux. With the Open Enterprise Server, the Netware kernel will fall away, with the flagship Netware product -- Novell's biggest success and greatest mistake -- finally being put out to pasture. All that will remain are the Netware services, packaged for Linux.

"Ponderosa" is planned to follow Cypress, focusing on advanced solutions for Novell's next generation of collaborative services, along with workgroup platform innovations for improving the productivity of knowledge workers.

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