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[2]: Novell = Sun
by Jamie on Sun 5th Mar 2006 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Novell = Sun"
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Novell are going out of business, althought Sun probably have a bit longer left.

Its a bit too early to write Novell off just yet. They do have a strong position in government circles (along with Sun and RedHat) so they will always have a fair chance to win over a few million government desktops.

You cant however expect them to reap billions as they are fairly new to the Linux market and it will take time for them to become established and set their stall.

A better business plan, more consolidation (gnome vs KDE) and making investments in areas likely to generate the most income would be a lot wiser than what they are currently doing byt there is still plenty of time for Novell to change direction.

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