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 dweazle on Mon 6th Mar 2006 00:06 UTC in reply to "Shore-up the Ship"
dweazle
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2006-03-05

I do not pretend to know everything about Novell. But I work with SUSE almost daily, so I know a bit about the differences between Novell's OS products.

OpenSUSE is the development platform for the next release of SUSE linux.

SUSE linux is aimed at the home user and small/medium business. Well suited for both desktops and servers.

SUSE linux enterprise server is based on SUSE linux, but is more stable and more suitable for servers: It has better device support, certification from hardware vendors (HP), database vendors (Oracle), commercial support.

Novell Open Enterprise Server is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, but it includes Netware services too.

Novell Linux desktop is based on SUSE linux. It features some extra stuff for corperate users, like Netware.

So I guess every one of their products has it's place in the market. What Novell needs to do is better explain the differences between these products. If you are not familiar with them it's hard to find out which one you need.

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