Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Mar 2006 13:34 UTC, submitted by Moule
Novell and Ximian "It was not the best of quarters for Linux vendor Novell. When Novell announced its financial results for its first fiscal quarter, which ended Jan. 31, 2006, it reported revenue of $274 million [EUR 227 million], compared to revenue of $290 million [EUR 241 million] for the first fiscal quarter 2005. This was a decline from the previous quarter in which Novell had reported $320 million [EUR 266 million] of revenue."
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RE: Shore-up the Ship
by kaiwai on Sun 5th Mar 2006 16:00 UTC in reply to "Shore-up the Ship"
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Well, I think the greater thing is this; they have a good desktop coming up, but what will kill it is the lack of a decent ISV network; what Linux needs are the Adobes, Corels, Peachtree's and Ahead (Nero) of the world to start creating software for the platform.

Until that day happens, all these great new Linux desktops will be, just that, great operating systems with no commercial software running on them.

Sure, there are good server packages, but that's not what I'm talking about, I am talking about the desktop software that companies rely on each day, the accounting package, the label maker that the secretary uses etc. etc.

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