Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Apr 2006 17:34 UTC, submitted by george
Novell and Ximian Novell may be passionately evangelising Linux and Open Office on the desktop but more than half of its own employees can still boot Windows and Office if they wish. Ron Hovsepian, Novell's president, speaking at a press event in Sydney, conceded that "about 2000 employees right now out of 5000 are single-boot only, which is Linux only, the rest are dual-boot." He said that a project to migrate the 3000 dual-boot workers to open source is likely to be completed over the next year or so.
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Eat their own dog food
by sean batten on Tue 11th Apr 2006 20:23 UTC
sean batten
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2005-07-06

There was a news article earlier today where Novell president Ron Hovsepian said that desktop Linux will "begin taking off in mainstream markets in the next 12 to 18 months". Perhaps he should get his own company sorted before he starts making predictions about the rest of the market.

It's interesting that after being a Linux distro for so long they've only got 40% of their machines moved over to Linux...

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RE: Eat their own dog food
by OMRebel on Tue 11th Apr 2006 20:41 in reply to "Eat their own dog food"
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2005-11-14

"It's interesting that after being a Linux distro for so long they've only got 40% of their machines moved over to Linux..."

100% run Linux. 40% are Linux only, while 60% have the ability to run Windows if ever necessary.

The way you try to talk is that the 60% run Windows full time. Jumping to conclusions only make ya trollish.

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