<company, networking> A software
development company specialising in network
ing and workgroup
Novell started life as Novell Data Systems
, a computer hardware business.
The company was reorganised as Novell, Inc., and began to focus almost entirely on networking in 1983, with the release of Novell Netware
1, a Network Operating System
for IBM PC
's success has left Novell in a dominant position in the network
The product has evolved and now supports many hardware
and software platform
s together with WAN
The company has diversified in recent years, with the acquisition of several mainstream applications, including Wordperfect
and Quattro Pro.
Other products include UnixWare
, AppWare, Personal NetWare, Groupwise
and Novell Dos 7.