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[2]: Shore-up the Ship
by segedunum on Sun 5th Mar 2006 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Shore-up the Ship"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

Well, I think the greater thing is this; they have a good desktop coming up...

Until that day happens, all these great new Linux desktops...

I don't know what you're talking about the Linux desktop for. That's the absolute least of Novell's worries, and it isn't their core business.

Edited 2006-03-05 18:36

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RE[3]: Shore-up the Ship
by kaiwai on Sun 5th Mar 2006 23:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Shore-up the Ship"
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2005-07-06

I don't know what you're talking about the Linux desktop for. That's the absolute least of Novell's worries, and it isn't their core business.

Unless you've been living under a rock, Microsoft is heavily linking the server and desktop together with the Office Server and Client versions - when this catches on, Novell and RedHat better have something as an alternative to the product line up Microsoft is offering.

Novell has already been caught once with its pants down, do they want another episode of that?

Novell NEEDS a viable server AND desktop NOW, with a all the trimmings that Microsoft offers; until that day happens, people will continuue to roll over for Microsoft, although reluctantly.

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