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[6]: And up it goes...
by archiesteel on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: And up it goes..."
archiesteel
Member since:
2005-07-02

Sorry, it was very late here when I replied (4AM) and I had had more than a few beers. I did note your second post.

Again, I respect your opinion completely. I also wish that there were more apps from big commercial vendors. It would be a boost for Linux, certainly. However, I do not agree that the absence of such apps makes Linux useless. It certainly doesn't for me, and IMO it doesn't for a very large proportion of users.

What I was objecting to is the fact that you always bring this up in every Linux thread. It's becoming tedious.

Apart from that, I often find your posts insightful, and regularly agree with you. You should just try to focus a bit more on the positive...

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RE[7]: And up it goes...
by kaiwai on Sun 4th Mar 2007 03:16 in reply to "RE[6]: And up it goes..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Again, I respect your opinion completely. I also wish that there were more apps from big commercial vendors. It would be a boost for Linux, certainly. However, I do not agree that the absence of such apps makes Linux useless. It certainly doesn't for me, and IMO it doesn't for a very large proportion of users.

Where do I say that Linux is useless? if you look through the posts I make, I heap praise on Linux as if it were the second coming - what I point out is that for Linux to *gain* more marketshare beyond the niche which it occupies now, applications from big name vendors are required - applications which Joe and Jane Doe are comfortable using.

I never said Linux was useless, infact on several occasions I've actually said that Linux is superior to Windows and more than ready to be a Windows replacement - search through my posts and it is there in black/white/grey/what ever colour is used on this board.

I guess the problem with me is that I am impatient in the fact that Linux (and many other UNIX's) is already up to scratch to run on the average desktop and yet we have lazy software companies unwilling to get off their ass, pull their tongue out of Microsofts preverbial bottom and take notice that Linux offers them a level playground to sell their products on - it isn't dominated by one player who continually underminds standards, and vicious competition between the two largest Linux vendors, Novell and Red Hat, ensure that progress in the marketplace is always going forward rather than stagnating as with the case of Windows.

What I was objecting to is the fact that you always bring this up in every Linux thread. It's becoming tedious.

Maybe I dream too much that maybe some Adobe employees will see a constant whiner demanding products that they'll pull finger and finally provide native versions of their applications for Linux or atleast some other type of UNIX like FreeBSD or OpenSolaris.

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RE[8]: And up it goes...
by archiesteel on Sun 4th Mar 2007 08:43 in reply to "RE[7]: And up it goes..."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I hear you. For what it's worth, I am a bit impation about big software vendors providing versions of their apps for Linux as well...if they don't, I do hope that open-source alternatives will continue to improve and gnaw away at their market share.

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