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: Novell = Sun
by dweazle on Mon 6th Mar 2006 00:29 UTC in reply to "Novell = Sun"
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FYI: One of Novell's products (ZENworks Linux management) is based on Red Carpet, which in turn is build with Mono. And I can tell you from my own experience that they've done it right.

Big companies and government don't care about free software (as in beer). They care about freedom (as in speech), but even more importantly they need commercial support. Try running SAP, Peoplesoft or Oracle on OpenSUSE. You might get it to work, but don't call SAP if it doesn't.

Novell can offer support, they offer additional tools to manage your datacenter (try managing hundreds of servers with YaST). They offer staff training too. If you have a company with more than 50 Linux servers, Novell is one of the company's you'll want to talk to. It will be well worth the investment.

Oh man, that's my second Novell fanboy reply. I'll stop now ;)

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