August 24, 1994 |
Novell Inc. and Microsoft Corp. will remain fierce competitors in computer networking and business applications despite the easing of hostilities between the two companies, analysts said. Novell's new chief executive, Robert Frankenberg, met with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates last month for a broad discussion on cooperation between the two companies, Microsoft officials said Tuesday.
April 6, 1994 |
Novell, the software giant that plans to merge with WordPerfect so that it can better challenge industry leader Microsoft, on Tuesday named a veteran Hewlett-Packard executive to succeed Chief Executive Raymond J. Noorda. Robert J. Frankenberg, who becomes Novell's president and chief executive, leaves Hewlett-Packard after 25 years, most recently as vice president and general manager of the personal information products group.
March 24, 1994 |
Novell Inc.'s plan to buy WordPerfect Corp. sets up a dogfight with Microsoft Corp. that could leave all sides battered. The question is whether Novell will survive the struggle. "Both companies have no illusions," said Jeffrey Tarter, publisher of Softletter, a software trade publication in Watertown, Mass. "There's going to be a winner and a loser or, like World War I, years of trench warfare where everybody gets beat up over a few yards of territory."
March 22, 1994 |
In keeping with the software industry's urge to merge, heavyweight Novell Inc. agreed Monday to buy WordPerfect Corp., its Utah neighbor and longtime ally, for $1.4 billion in stock and options. The union would create a formidable software industry competitor combining the world leader in the booming personal computer networking business with the dominant force in word processing.