Ray Noorda, Computer Industry Pioneer Fought Microsoft

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  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-noorda10oct10,1,2984962.story
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    He did a lot to make Novell strong, but then, he starting buying things to fight Microsoft: Digital Research, WordPerfect, and UNIXWare. When that didn't work, he went out on his own and started Caldera to fight Microsoft with a lawsuit over DR-DOS. Then, they bought SCO's name and business and fought everyone else.

    "Innovation through litigation" sounds familiar.
     
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    Yep, Novell is a pretty tarnished legacy nowadays. Yet another company steamrolled by M$ when Windows really hit its stride in the mid-90s. Still, Noorda was a legendary guy who deserved his props for really making widespread PC-based LANs a reality. RIP.
     
  4. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    The whole SCO-thing is not by Noorda. Noorda was not running the Canopy Group (his VC-firm that owned SCO) at the time. Basically Noorda is the Good Guy here. The person to blame in this case is Ralph Yarro
     

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