Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:51 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell on Nov. 30 announced its latest NetWare upgrade operating system, the Linux-powered Novell Open Enterprise Server 2. OES, which will be based on Novell's SLES 10, is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Novell NetWare servers, and a direct competitor to Microsoft's Server 2003.
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RE[2]: There's that linux hater!
by Ventajou on Fri 1st Dec 2006 04:32 UTC in reply to "RE: There's that linux hater!"
Ventajou
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2006-10-31

The community they rely on is called their customer base. Sorry to break the news to you but Novell is a business and they're in there to make money.

They don't back Linux out of charitable spirit but because they have decided that Linux would be part of their strategy. It is therefore important for them that Linux becomes better.

Whatever choices they make, they'll do it because:
- it gives them an advantage over the competition.
- it's a good PR/marketing move.
- it gives them a tax break.
- or whatever other reason they think will help bring them more cash in the long term.

Considering that Red Hat is in the business of server OS, then Red Hat is obviously a competitor. It is only natural that Novell tries to have an edge over them.

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