Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 14:09 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Novell and Ximian Novell's board of directors on Thursday named Ron Hovsepian CEO and president to replace Jack Messman, and ousted the company's chief financial officer. In a conference call on Thursday, company executives said the changes were made to accelerate the growth at Novell, which has had disappointing financial results, particularly in its Linux business.
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perhaps the timing is right
by halfmanhalfamazing on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 14:50 UTC
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New CEO at the same time HP is evaluating and certifying SUSE for it's laptops.(no pre-installs tho);jsessionid=ZYH2BUAX3JYIMQSNDLO...

You can choose to think they're isolated incedents, I don't. I've heard in quite a few places that Novell spooks didn't see messman as agressive enough with respect to linux. Linux is growing. Netware is not. From what I've seen, Hovsepian wants to grow the linux/Suse part of the business, it's the part that has the greatest chance for success.

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