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Novell Updates Open Enterprise Server

OES is Novell's operating system product that helps to provide a bridge to its legacy NetWare customers. The OES product line first debuted in 2005. With the new OES 11 release, Novell is basing the server on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 release, that debuted back in May 2010.

The new OES release is the first since Novell was acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 Billion and the Novell and SUSE business unit were separated out into separate entities.

"OES 11 has some improved capabilities in the services that our customers have relied on for so long," Sophia Germanides, Novell produce marketing manager for OES, told InternetNews.com.

As to why it has taken more than a year and a half for Novell to update OES to the SP1 update of SLES 11, Germanides noted that a development of services for OES takes time.

"We had a lot of decision making to do about how to take the product line forward," Germanides said. "Why we're making the release now is with Attachmate's ownership. They have created new excitement around this product line, and they see a long path forward for it."

Read the full story at Datamation:
Novell Advances NetWare Linux Integration

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of Internet.com, the network for technology professionals.