Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Jun 2006 16:57 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian Ron Hovsepian explains how his outfit aims to regain investors' confidence and turn the tide against Linux leader Red Hat. "Our core Linux business grew 20% quarter-over-quarter. Why? Our strategy is different than Red Hat's. They are approaching this as an edge server play, and it's an enterprise play."
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grat
Member since:
2006-02-02

As soon as canonical delivers a solution that out of the box works for my desktops, and servers, and has integrated management tools...

Then perhaps, they may be competing with Novell.

Ubuntu, while a fairly impressive distribution, is not an "Enterprise" distribution.

Novell has made it fairly clear they're pursuing the enterprise, both server and desktop, and aren't so much interested in the latest flavor-of-the-month linux distro.

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yanik Member since:
2005-07-13

This is exactly what I was going to say grat.

Ubuntu is great as a desktop OS.

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stephanem Member since:
2006-01-11

Didn't Sun just sign up Canonical to port Ubuntu to Sparc?. That is a server / enterprize product.


Sorry but Ubuntu's desktop is a nightmare. When you install it no tools are installed. How do you compile software?. How do I compile missing drivers like Nvidia?

I much prefer Fedora or Open SuSe to ubuntu's desktop

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