Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 22:51 UTC
Linux While Microsoft may cast the Nov. 2 patent cooperation agreement it pushed on new partner Novell Inc. as a way to protect corporate users of the SUSE Linux operating system from potential lawsuits, CIOs today said they weren't worried in the first place.
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RE: Thinking outside the box...
by Lunitik on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 07:05 UTC in reply to "Thinking outside the box..."
Lunitik
Member since:
2005-08-07

"weakened a resurging competitor"

Novell? Resurgant? Have you been looking at their revenue statements?

No one buys into what Novell is selling because, imo, no one really knows... they are an open source company, but they have a whole suite of applications that are proprietary... they're a proprietary company, but they're leveraging open source....

They made Netware look bad by pushing another operating system on customers.... and even if its not, most decision makers wont' care about that so much...

Novell just seems to be jumping on any band wagon that looks like it could make them a buck.

Novell will never be successful again until they commit to ONE strategie, and "mixed source' doesn't count as comitting.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Netware didn't need any help looking bad, it did that all it's own, by having inconsistant toolsets, a half-assed LDAP implementation and reliant on obsolete filesystems

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