Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 21:04 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Novell on Mar. 1 announced preliminary financial results for its 2007 fiscal year first quarter, showing net revenue of USD 230 million. The first quarter's revenue represented a decline of USD 12 million, or about 5 percent, from the prior year's first quarter revenue of USD 242 million. Despite the unexceptional overall results during the first fiscal quarter 2007, however, Novell reported USD 15 million of revenue from Linux Platform Products, up 46 percent year-over-year, and USD 91 million of invoicing, up a whopping 659 percent year-over-year. Linux - make no doubt about it - is Novell's future."
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RE[3]: And up it goes...
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 08:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And up it goes..."
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

kawai, don't you get tired of always posting the same message? In every Linux thread on this web site, you have to post your "Linux has no quality applications" rant. We get it. Linux isn't ready for you. No need to hammer us with it.

And you know sugar buns, this is the situation for the vast majority of people; if the vast majority of people *weren't* reliant on specific software, wouldn't commonsense dicatate that there would be mass migration given how bloody easy it is to obtain and install Linux.

Personally, Linux is ready *for me*. I can produce professional quality documents, including illustrations, using OpenOffice and Gimp. I can do things in Gimp that 95% of Photoshop users wouldn't know how to do (I know how to do them in Photoshop as well - after all, I've been using it since version 2.0). OpenOffice is a very feature-rich Office suite, and it's now easier to exchange documents with MS Office. Just in case, I also have MS Office installed - it runs flawlessly with the latest version of Crossover.

GimpShop does a good job, and does what I need - it would be nice if the interface became the default for GIMP, it would finally fix the horrendince mess that is GIMPs current GUI.

Office 2007 doesn't work with Crossover Office, but given that I've recently upgraded to Windows Vista due to the dismal nature of Ubuntu in regards to performance on my laptop, same can be same for OpenSuSE and Fedora, I might give Linux an experiment in two years once it is more mature.

Quicken? Well, I don't use it much anymore, but it runs flawlessly under Wine as well. However, I now use kmymoney2. It's not as feature-rich as Quicken, but it is quite enough to manage my money, and its interface is much better.

Quicken is a crap application, the biggy is MYOB; so many small businesses rely on it, it isn't funny; in New Zealand and Australia alone it has 90% of the market and Quicken due to the America-centric nature is now trying to claw back marketshare, its not going to happen, they lost marketshare because of their arrogance.

I respect the fact that *you* feel that there aren't enough quality apps for Linux - even though I strongly disagree - but really you're starting to sound like a broken record.

Maybe as a Linux advocate you can address that problem, then I might move to Linux, until then I am stuck with Windows Vista with Office 2007 and having to put up with the massive amount of applications available and the huge number of devices supported both out of the box and via supplied drivers.

Tis a tough life I live, having a laptop where I can do everything I want with minimum fuss - I really envy you and your inability to access software titles from the big names, being screwed into a corner and at the mercy of pimply face teenagers and whether they'll actually maintain their pet hobby.

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RE[4]: And up it goes...
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 09:42 in reply to "RE[3]: And up it goes..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

The Office issue appears to be addressed; I had a look at the flash intro on the IBM Notes site about a preview into Notes 8.0 - which will be eclipsed based, and it appears that it addresses all the issues I currently have with OpenOffice.org.

It will apparently be released the middle to end of this year, but I'd prefer waiting till its new code base is more mature - its a massive change so there are going to be some hickups in the transition.

Hopefully once that is released, some big names will finally realise that since IBM is taking Linux on the desktop seriously, they too should do the same - possibly even use Eclipse as the basis of their application; the ultimate wet dream of mine, the big companies pushing all their applications from their dependence on win32 to running ontop of Eclipse and finally make their applications no longer dependent on Windows technologies in favour of opensource and openstandards.

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RE[4]: And up it goes...
by archiesteel on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 10:05 in reply to "RE[3]: And up it goes..."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

And you know sugar buns, this is the situation for the vast majority of people; if the vast majority of people *weren't* reliant on specific software, wouldn't commonsense dicatate that there would be mass migration given how bloody easy it is to obtain and install Linux.

Not at all, honey. Even if all the software you mention *was* available on Linux, there wouldn't be a mass migration overnight.

Linux and Linux covers the needs of the majority of computer users. The fact that they migrate only slowly is due to most being unaware of alternatives (many computer users don't understand what an OS is in the first place), as well as inertia.

Office 2007 doesn't work with Crossover Office,

Who cares? Office XP and 2003 are excellent office suites. There is very little reason to upgrade to Office 2007 apart from the fact that it's the latest fad. But you just keep moving those goalposts back, now. You look so cute when you do that.

Tis a tough life I live, having a laptop where I can do everything I want with minimum fuss

You mean, just like me? I can do everything I need with my Kubuntu laptop, including desktop enhancements more advanced than Vista, drivers that work for all my hardware, software from big names under Crossover (or, when necessary, my Windows partition running in VMWare), all while not having to worry about malware or the fact that I support an abusive monopoly. I've got the best of both world, while you have a barely-ready OS that inefficiently uses its hardware and will soon be plagued with the usual deluge of viruses and spyware.

In any case, you missed my point. Stop repeating the same broken-record argument over and over again. We get it. Linux is not ready for *you*. No need to obsessively bring it up every time Linux is mentioned.

Sheesh! Sometimes I *really* miss a block user functionality on this site.

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RE[5]: And up it goes...
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 10:10 in reply to "RE[4]: And up it goes..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice to see you completely ignore the reply I made to that post *CORRECTING* some of the assumptions I made - but hey, easier to flame than read the FULL story.

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RE[4]: And up it goes...
by shapeshifter on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 14:11 in reply to "RE[3]: And up it goes..."
shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

Tis a tough life I live, having a laptop where I can do everything I want with minimum fuss - I really envy you and your inability to access software titles from the big names, being screwed into a corner and at the mercy of pimply face teenagers and whether they'll actually maintain their pet hobby.

Ummm, can you use your laptop without being connected to the internet and without calling Microsoft to confirm your WGA past the 30 days Vista requires to check that it's legit?
Yeah, I know that not many people need that functionality but I'd like to have the option to use my computer without having to be wired to the net or phone Microsoft and ask them for permission to use my own computer.

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RE[5]: And up it goes...
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 22:13 in reply to "RE[4]: And up it goes..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Ummm, can you use your laptop without being connected to the internet and without calling Microsoft to confirm your WGA past the 30 days Vista requires to check that it's legit?
Yeah, I know that not many people need that functionality but I'd like to have the option to use my computer without having to be wired to the net or phone Microsoft and ask them for permission to use my own computer.


Let me see - ah, I'm already activated! thats it - I *CAN* want if I want, for the automatic activation to occur OR I can activate it manually, which I do - no 30 days for me then!

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