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03.16.07

Some Novell Clients and Developers Unhappy with Microsoft/Novell Deal as a ‘Sizeable Number’ Departs

Posted in Deals, Microsoft, Novell at 10:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The following two articles tell a story. The developers and the customers share a certain pain.

Novell deal yields dividends – for Red Hat

A “sizeable number” of developers have jumped ship from Novell to Red Hat, according to Scott Crenshaw, the senior director for product management and marketing at Red Hat.

Novell users say Linux transitions successful

As Novell kicks off its annual user conference, customers are enthusiastic about their transitions from the legacy NetWare operating system to Linux. There’s discord, however, among Novell users regarding the company’s controversial technology pact with Microsoft.

Also today: CEBIT – Novell to manage Windows desktops with Zenworks

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2 Comments

  1. Draconishinobi said,

    March 16, 2007 at 5:29 pm

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    That’s great news. At least they know what’s up, if no one else.

  2. Lars Marowsky-Brée said,

    March 16, 2007 at 5:30 pm

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    With all due respect, the number in question is only “sizeable” if counted in binary … I wonder if RHAT might have an ulterior motive in making such a statement?

    Of course, it saddens me to see even one or two great engineers seeking new jobs. Alas, that’s simply a fact of professional life. One should point out that the SUSE Labs teams have exceptionally low turn-over, and are still growing, and hiring all over the globe.

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