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Novell Cancels BrainShare Conference 102

Posted by timothy
from the just-before-it-could-buy-beer dept.
A.B. VerHausen writes "While OSCON and SCALE organizers ramp up plans for their events, Novell shuts down BrainShare after 20 years, citing travel costs and budget tightening as main concerns. 'Instead of the traditional in-person conference, Novell plans to offer online classes and virtual conferences to make education and training available to more people at a lower per-head cost to companies,' says the news story on OStatic.com."
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Novell Cancels BrainShare Conference

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  • Huh? (Score:3, Funny)

    by girlintraining (1395911) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @03:20PM (#26149425)

    I think the real story here is people are still using Novell. They must be found and stopped! Oh god, the nightmares of NetBEUI and IPX/SPX... they haunt me.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @03:25PM (#26149477)

    I heard they cancelled the show because of complaints from Zaphod Beeblebrox.

  • Re:Huh? (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @03:38PM (#26149669)

    We use a Novell back end for file and print services. You know it's all half-assedly based on Suse Linux now, right? Novell dropped Netware last year, I think. Almost all of last year's Brainshare was about half-assed Linux. Good times, I'm sad to see it go.

    Here, I just wanted to make some snide half-ass remark using a tired Internet meme to feel superior and smug without any actual work or knowledge on my part.

    There, fixed that for you...

  • Re:Huh? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @03:38PM (#26149673)

    We have a Novell backend,

    Wow, that must make it tough to go to the toilet.

  • Re:Huh? (Score:3, Funny)

    by garcia (6573) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @03:45PM (#26149779) Homepage

    We have a Novell backend, and use Groupwise and Zenworks.

    I'm sorry.

  • Re:Netware? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @03:54PM (#26149903)

    People still use Netware?

    Apparently people still ask stupid questions too.

    Novell uses a Linux platform these days. You would have known that if you had bothered to consult Google, Wikipedia, or if you realized that several people asked this question before you did and others have already answered them. You fail.

    As for me, I'm conducting something of a social experiment. I wonder if the mods will mod you down for being redundant and for asking what really was a dumb question that the slightest research would have answered or if they will mod me down because my response wasn't very nice.

  • by Quiet_Desperation (858215) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @03:55PM (#26149921)

    ...the whole sharing brains thing was just too messy. Everyone always went home all sticky.

    Eew.

  • Re:Huh? (Score:4, Funny)

    by causality (777677) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @03:59PM (#26149983)

    We use a Novell back end for file and print services. You know it's all half-assedly based on Suse Linux now, right? Novell dropped Netware last year, I think. Almost all of last year's Brainshare was about half-assed Linux. Good times, I'm sad to see it go.

    Here, I just wanted to make some snide half-ass remark using a tired Internet meme to feel superior and smug without any actual work or knowledge on my part.

    There, fixed that for you...

    Are you sure that's the way to go about it? Tired internet memes usually get rewarded (modded up) around here. All you need now are some pants, hot grits, Natalie Portman, sharks with lasers on their heads, flying chairs, the ability to imagine a Beowulf cluster of those, and maybe some frosty piss.

  • Re:Huh? (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @04:09PM (#26150109)

    I used a tired Internet meme to mock the tired Internet meme. The recursive nature alone is worth points. And I didn't have to work or contribute anything on my part. More recursion - profit!

  • by Bearpaw (13080) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @04:15PM (#26150203)

    ...the whole sharing brains thing was just too messy. Everyone always went home all sticky.

    The real problem was all the zombie processes.

  • Re:Huh? (Score:2, Funny)

    by KillerBees (36367) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @04:30PM (#26150423)

    They are not the Novell most remember from Netware 5.0 and 6.0..

    Apparently not a lot of people remember the modern Novell either...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 17, 2008 @05:24PM (#26151079)

    Whoa! OK, I'll get off your lawn.

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