Ray Noorda died last month. A legend in the software business, Noorda came on board with Novell in 1983 and turned the company into a powerhouse in corporate networks. His arch-nemesis, of course, was Microsoft which he tried to crush with his own Office suite. But as we know, Bill Gates prevailed.
Yet in the tech world, enemies can easily become allies. That was the case last week, when Microsoft agreed to partner with Novell on its Linux software.
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