Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 21:04 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Novell on Mar. 1 announced preliminary financial results for its 2007 fiscal year first quarter, showing net revenue of USD 230 million. The first quarter's revenue represented a decline of USD 12 million, or about 5 percent, from the prior year's first quarter revenue of USD 242 million. Despite the unexceptional overall results during the first fiscal quarter 2007, however, Novell reported USD 15 million of revenue from Linux Platform Products, up 46 percent year-over-year, and USD 91 million of invoicing, up a whopping 659 percent year-over-year. Linux - make no doubt about it - is Novell's future."
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RE[3]: And up it goes...
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 08:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And up it goes..."
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kawai, don't you get tired of always posting the same message? In every Linux thread on this web site, you have to post your "Linux has no quality applications" rant. We get it. Linux isn't ready for you. No need to hammer us with it.

And you know sugar buns, this is the situation for the vast majority of people; if the vast majority of people *weren't* reliant on specific software, wouldn't commonsense dicatate that there would be mass migration given how bloody easy it is to obtain and install Linux.

Personally, Linux is ready *for me*. I can produce professional quality documents, including illustrations, using OpenOffice and Gimp. I can do things in Gimp that 95% of Photoshop users wouldn't know how to do (I know how to do them in Photoshop as well - after all, I've been using it since version 2.0). OpenOffice is a very feature-rich Office suite, and it's now easier to exchange documents with MS Office. Just in case, I also have MS Office installed - it runs flawlessly with the latest version of Crossover.

GimpShop does a good job, and does what I need - it would be nice if the interface became the default for GIMP, it would finally fix the horrendince mess that is GIMPs current GUI.

Office 2007 doesn't work with Crossover Office, but given that I've recently upgraded to Windows Vista due to the dismal nature of Ubuntu in regards to performance on my laptop, same can be same for OpenSuSE and Fedora, I might give Linux an experiment in two years once it is more mature.

Quicken? Well, I don't use it much anymore, but it runs flawlessly under Wine as well. However, I now use kmymoney2. It's not as feature-rich as Quicken, but it is quite enough to manage my money, and its interface is much better.

Quicken is a crap application, the biggy is MYOB; so many small businesses rely on it, it isn't funny; in New Zealand and Australia alone it has 90% of the market and Quicken due to the America-centric nature is now trying to claw back marketshare, its not going to happen, they lost marketshare because of their arrogance.

I respect the fact that *you* feel that there aren't enough quality apps for Linux - even though I strongly disagree - but really you're starting to sound like a broken record.

Maybe as a Linux advocate you can address that problem, then I might move to Linux, until then I am stuck with Windows Vista with Office 2007 and having to put up with the massive amount of applications available and the huge number of devices supported both out of the box and via supplied drivers.

Tis a tough life I live, having a laptop where I can do everything I want with minimum fuss - I really envy you and your inability to access software titles from the big names, being screwed into a corner and at the mercy of pimply face teenagers and whether they'll actually maintain their pet hobby.

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