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[4]: And up it goes...
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 09:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: And up it goes..."
kaiwai
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The Office issue appears to be addressed; I had a look at the flash intro on the IBM Notes site about a preview into Notes 8.0 - which will be eclipsed based, and it appears that it addresses all the issues I currently have with OpenOffice.org.

It will apparently be released the middle to end of this year, but I'd prefer waiting till its new code base is more mature - its a massive change so there are going to be some hickups in the transition.

Hopefully once that is released, some big names will finally realise that since IBM is taking Linux on the desktop seriously, they too should do the same - possibly even use Eclipse as the basis of their application; the ultimate wet dream of mine, the big companies pushing all their applications from their dependence on win32 to running ontop of Eclipse and finally make their applications no longer dependent on Windows technologies in favour of opensource and openstandards.

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