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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"The Linux side Ximian, Red Carpet, Mono....), and have been dying for some time. "

You dont realise that Ximian , Red Carpet , Mono are all part of the GNU/Linux division. Dying also dont mean loosing or bleeding money. It just mean you sale less then what you used to.

"That was the point of buying Suse."

No , they tought they where buying a highly profitable #2 GNU/linux vendor on the cheap. Which SUSE whas not.

"Actually, they ... software is hardly R & D."

Wrong as usual.

"That's quite complex to answer"

I agree , I know you dont have the answer either.

"Believe it or not"

I dont believe anything you say if I cant confirm it from a trusted source. Nothing you have ever said to me or read about when you talked about Novell/SUSE or SUSE whas ever accurate.

"Red Hat will eventually ... they started - zero. "

Wrong as usual.

If one take there revnue alone they are doing great , I dont think anyone making 54 million in revenue is ever going to complain , problem is that to get this 54 million they paid billions.

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