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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Novell = Sun
by stephanem on Sun 5th Mar 2006 18:53 UTC
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2006-01-11

Case #1
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Sun bought Star Division - open sourced Star Office and now scratching their heads how to get people to pay for Star Office when Open Office is free.


Novell bought SuSE - open sourced SuSE Linux and now scratching their heads on how to get people to pay for Novell Linux Desktop when OpenSuSE is free.


Case #2
Sun bought Cobalt - didn't know how to make it work, stopped development of Cobalt Raq and a ton of money down the tubes

Novell bought Ximian - didn't know how to make Red Carpet or Mono work, ton of money down the tubes.

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