You may not even realize this, but it’s possible to migrate Novell NetWare to Novell’s Linux based Open Enterprise Server and keep all of the services you currently love.
Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) is the logical platform choice when you are ready to upgrade from NetWare. OES is essentially the next generation of NetWare and provides the same reliable services NetWare did. But instead of on running on an outdated 32-bit proprietary system, OES runs on a high performance 64-bit SUSE Linux system. You can keep much of your existing infrastructure including users, groups, login scripts, drive letters (shared volumes), printing, and more.
Unlike Migrations to Windows that require a complete rip and replace effort, an OES migration can be done with MINIMAL interruption. The great thing is that in many cases, users do not even know that a major infrastructure change has been made. Open Enterprise Server is a state of the art server operating system that is fast, stable, and secure. It’s just what you expect from Novell. Most of our own production servers run Novell Open Enterprise Server.