Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2007 21:37 UTC
Novell and Ximian In the wake of last week's ruling that Novell, and not SCO, controls the copyrights covering UNIX, Novell is reassuring Unix users that it has no plans to follow in SCO's footsteps. Given that the company is no longer in the business of selling UNIX, it has no reason to pursue any copyright claims.
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grat
Member since:
2006-02-02

But their battle with Microsoft has not gone well.

Yeah-- They've only managed to extract $884 *million* dollars from MS in the last 3 years. And Novell agreed to pay back $200 million over the next 5 years, based on revenue from SLES.

Terrible track record there. And they're gaining traction with the same set of PHB's who for years have refused to contemplate Linux-- It's slower than Novell would like, true, but anytime you see an announcement about some company switching over a few thousand desktops, chances are, they're switching to SuSE.

You're spreading FUD* about Novell. Plain and simple. Bill Gates would be proud. ;)

* Yes, I know what FUD is-- It's making negative statements backed up by nothing but a desire to see someone fail.

Edited 2007-08-16 19:23

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Terrible track record there.


Yes, it is. As I said, their battle with Microsoft has not gone well. In the second link, note how NOVL has lost over 80% of it's value over the last 7 years.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=NOVL&t=my&l=off&z=m&q=l&c=msft

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=NOVL&t=my&l=off&z=m&q=l&c=

Edited 2007-08-17 16:07

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