Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2005 22:22 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Contrary to what was expected from recent Novell announcements, Novell executives are apparently slicing deeply into the Linux heart of the company. Jobs and resources are actually being slashed in several areas previously dubbed by Novell management as "key component parts of Novell's Linux developments": staffers working on Mono, Hula, Evolution and Desktop Strategy are getting the sack. SUSE customers around the world will be shocked and puzzled by this management decision."
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There is only one reason..
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 10:40 UTC

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The bottom line. Linux as a desktop is a dicey proposition at best. Not saying that it is not a solid solution, but the market has clearly dictated that Linux as a desktop is a losing proposition for commercial companies.

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RE: There is only one reason..
by dagw on Sat 5th Nov 2005 15:45 in reply to "There is only one reason.."
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2005-07-06

Well, I'd say that this shows that _selling_ linux on the desktop might be a dicey proposition. I know of a number of comercial companies that are happy _using_ linux on the desktop and even delivering solutions based on linux desktops. However all of these companies use a linux distro they can download, distribute and upgrade for free and handle their linux support either in-house or through a local third-party company not connected with the distribution. So linux and linux desktops seem to be making and/or saving companies money, just not the linux distributers.

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