Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 03:27 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell is expected to initiate a major round of layoffs that could cut 1000 or more jobs in an attempt to restore the server software company's financial strength, according to employees familiar with the plan.
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Who's getting cut?
by Lumbergh on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 03:52 UTC
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2005-06-29

20% is a significant chunk. Too bad that Novell didn't get into the linux game earlier. Didn't Ransom Love petition them to do something with Linux back in '96 or so? Anyway, everybody knew the transition would be rough.

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RE: Who's getting cut?
by the_trapper on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 04:07 in reply to "Who's getting cut?"
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2005-07-07

Actually, it's too bad that Novell didn't see Microsoft as more of a potential threat. They had (and still have) some great technology and they let that blind them throughout the entire Windows 2000/Active Directory product roll-out. They lost significant market share to Microsoft at that point.

Oh, and Novell is hardly a new comer to Linux. They had both client and server side NetWare (including full NDS support) working under Linux through a partnership with Caldera.

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