Novell has made it clear that it is to support Netware, the network operating system, until at least 2015. Quite a good move, really, since anyone who works in IT will be able to tell you just how shocking it is how many companies out there (even really big ones) are still running stuff like Windows NT 4, really old versions of Netware and so forth.

Speaking yesterday at the company's annual Brainshare conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Novell CEO Jack Messman said said the firm would support users of the latest (6.5) version of the network operating system software "as long as customers want to run it."