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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RE: No surprise
by Googlesaurus on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 06:29 UTC in reply to "No surprise"
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"As for Novell not being able to compete with Redhat, I have to disagree. Novell *could* destroy Redhat if they would get their strategy together."

Novell "could" have destroyed Microsoft on the server front too. "IF", they would have had their strategy together. Nearly a decade later, they still have no strategy or clear pathway back to the market.

I don't believe anyone here is questioning the programming and software capabilities of Novell. What most seem to be saying is their marketing department is lost in the distant past.

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